It’s difficult to think that most of the beautiful people you’ll meet in this world will be only a pair of red headlights in your life. Those glowing red headlights are the car in front of you which keeps you company as miles of dark highway hurtle beneath you in the middle of the night. For that fleeting moment, you and those headlights become partners in a leg of a much longer journey. You are united in purpose and solitude. But at some point, one of you will take another route or speed up or slow down or stop for gas or a snack or a stretch. You will lose each other — and both will truly feel the loss. You've lost a partner in purpose, a companion in solitude and the easiest of friends because you found one another at exactly the moment you needed to. You've shared in the bliss of effortless single-mindedness, and now you must part ways again. You know you must - your individual journeys necessitate your separation - and yet you wish you could prolong the partnership just the littlest while longer. You’re richer for having found them, you’ll be different for having encountered them, and your journey will forever include this particular pair of red headlights.
It’s a beautiful thing to pass in the darkness of night, but it's a difficult beauty. It necessitates losing a presence which left you changed - even if it was only two beams of red on a hurtling highway.