I understand the reasons behind his keeping a distance from a girl he cares about. Because the truth is, sometimes getting close to the fire does actually burn you.
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
It's one of those things a person has to do; sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.
Time is the longest distance between two places.
Between Distance Longest Places Two
If you can capture a woman's imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly.
Tell me what's going on here. Why can I hear your voice inside my head and why did you say you came to school for me?"
"I was tired of admiring your legs from a distance.