Recently, I dipped into Soul Mates for the first part of The Magic and Alchemy of Marriage (Ch. 3), where Thomas mentions a friend who lives in one town, and her husband in another as an example of the odd arrangements a soulful marriage might involve. at the same time, I was reading In the Eye of the Tyger on CareoftheSoul.net, which discusses the changes in Ireland and how Irish imagination might deal with such changes as technological "advances" and economic prosperity.
This article http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/fashion/04commuter.html?pagewante...
is about the growing number of "commuter marriages" and the challenges, and rewards, these relationships engender.
To me, there is some soul to be found in commuter marriages/relationships when we heed Thomas' observations on the role of imagination and technology from the first two sources I've mentioned here. Maybe this is good reading for some of you. It was for me. Even though I'm not in a commuter marriage, I think we are all both distant, traveling and working within our individual selves and imaginations internally, while we live a life of relationship with friends and family that is woven into our inner world. Soul, as Thomas has often said, is where these outer and inner worlds meet.