Expressing your feelings in a long distance relationship can be tough sometimes. This ancient Chinese proverb captures that feeling perfectly--two lovers separated, and yet together in that same moment.
“Though a thousand miles
apart, two lovers destined to meet are joined by a common thread.”
-Ancient Chinese Proverb
Alan, a Chinese friend, told me about this proverb when he discovered that I was dating a Chinese woman who lived on the opposite side of the planet! He told me to share the proverb with her. He thought it would help her feel the deep connection between us in spite of the distance.
Alan was right!
My Chinese girlfriend still remembers...
To this day, my Chinese girlfriend still remembers that I spoke and later sent the words to her. There are entire dates, entire parties and entire weekends that she forgot completely. But those words left such a deep, powerful impression on her.
(Or maybe she was just surprised that I actually learned them!)
And so I want to share them with you here. So that you can make a powerful impression on YOUR long distance love.
The proverb means: “Even a thousand miles apart - you are still together in your hearts, as if connected by a strand of invisible thread.”
Here is a breakdown of the proverb, and how it's constructed in Chinese.
I created a pdf file for you with these Chinese characters. So if you are set up to copy and paste using Chinese symbols, you can. And even if you are not set up for Chinese text on your computer, you can view and print the pdf file.
I hope that these words touch your lover's heart as much as they have mine. Enjoy!