Space of the beloved

“During our childhood my little brother and I were inseparable, but when we were teenagers he started doing his own thing. At the same time I met a boy who became my first boyfriend. That was 38 years ago. Today I’m happily married to this ‘boy’. My brother has, in the meantime, moved away. We have little contact now. Sometimes, I think that someone I loved made space in my life, so I could love someone else.”