He sounds like the perfect compliment to one who is feeling the distance.
Talk about closing the gap. I count the seconds between thunderclaps all the time! Nice to know that these childhood memories aren't just between me and myself. I feel that listening to someone is one of the most important things someone can do though. Misinterpreted conversation is quite a bummer.
Two people, silence and light. Because light is faster than the sound.
you are closer, still: you are inside ~