Sleep I would often share with him.
While this line initially seems to speak to a certain sexuality to the relationship, Frank later clarifies that when he told the man of his feelings, the man was charitable and sensitive about it but ultimately rejected him. So the love was a Platonic one. A Platonic love is a love or a friendship which is intimate and affectionate, but not sexual.
Unrequited platonic loves are often excruciatingly painful for the one who loves; all elements for a near-perfect relationship (trust, opennness, affection) can be present in abundance and yet the relationship is blocked by a problem that is out of the lover’s ability to control. Speaking as someone who’s experienced one such situation himself, it smacks of the exact type of senselessness that might make one want to scream at their creator. Why would God bless us with such powerful emotion if we are to be prevented from using it?
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