You can be intimate with someone without being romantically or sexually involved with that person. Intimacy and sex are not synonymous. Intimacy is closeness. it’s vulnerability with another person. it’s transparency. it’s trust and honesty. you can be spiritually intimate with a person. emotionally intimate. intellectually intimate. it’s not always physical, it’s about connections. connections that can exist without titles, labels or sex.
There are certain people that come into your life, and leave a mark. I’m talking about the ones who, for whatever reason, are as much a part of you as your own soul. Their place in your heart is tender, a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless. If you had a lifetime to talk, there would still be things left unsaid.