There never was a time when somebody was not in your mind.
You would become devastated if they were to vanish, and you would be paralyzed if they did so by accident.
Holding on to great feelings, desires attached, panic upon what could happen. Diluting the purity, generating a voice which will fill the void.
And yet, even without expectation, theyre still there. And they will always be there as long as you dont think about it. That is how forever is created, and how eternity exists.