Why is it that the more admiration transforms into something else or something more, respect starts blurring.
At the beginning, admiration is there behind walls and formalities.
It makes for careful interacting and consciously chosen words.
Respect and consideration is loud and clear in an admirer’s actions.
Then time and consistency lower walls.
Familiarity and knowledge grow so a ship starts to be built.
The admirer is in, and on the steps towards a kind of relationship.
What many admirers fail to remember is that respect isn’t a step you stand on then pass through towards another level, up or down.
If admiration is the first step towards some form of relationship, respect is a railing that goes infinitely along the staircase.
Without it, it’s a troublesome walk.