We actually had an “unsaid” moment on our last phone call. We’d arranged for all the things he needed for his trip to England, and then there was just a waiting with neither of us saying anything, because the only thing left for such a space would have been to express affection and to wish well. I’d believe he may have known that in that moment I was thinking of my affection for him, maybe he was hearing it on a soul level (I believe he was). Then after a while he said something like, “well I guess that’s everything” or something, and then too few days later I got the call. So, I believe full well he knew I loved him as a friend and such.
Sometimes silence speaks volumes, as it is said. ‘Tis true, it is.