Quinn and Nora met in a whimsical way a few years ago in Terminal 4 at JFK airport. Nora’s beauty captured Quinn’s gaze immediately: with his heart racing, he walked over to her at a Hudson News’ store. He felt as if he had known her all his life. These words by Rumi express their chance encounter wonderfully: “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers do not finally meet somewhere; they are in each other all along.” A quick conversation in true transitory style did not deter their future. Quinn offered Nora his e-mail address. To his delight, she wrote him a few short days later.
Since that fateful day, Quinn and Nora’s relationship has matured and flourished. While dating someone in another country is surely a challenge, Quinn and Nora prove that sincere commitment may surmount anything. In fact, perhaps because they lived their daily lives apart, they had to refine and nurture the ways by which they communicate. Whether times be good or bad, this pair is able to express themselves and stay understanding.
Quinn and Nora did meet with the graces of luck. But their continued commitment to bring happiness to each other’s life reveals the depth of their love. No matter where they roam, their shared love will ensure they return to one another with joy. Their love itself will be their home.
Dear Judie and Liam,