Before meeting my girlfriend, I thought that long distance relationships were probably the dumbest thing two people can do. I would never set myself up for that kind of heartache. And yet, here we are.
We’re in this odd transitional place where we’ve been traveling cross country to see each other, but it’ll be March before I go to visit her again, and June before we’re able to move in together under the same roof. In the meantime we’ve been video chatting on Skype every day, and although we can see and hear each other, the fact that we’re currently on opposite coasts becomes ever more apparent.
In between working and talking with her, I play Minecraft. I’ve been playing for well over a year, and she’s never in her life been much of a gamer. But as it turns out, Minecraft is a great way to approximate a liminal space that we can occupy together.