For some people distance means a different country, a different city, or a new town. To others it just not connecting with someone or something the way you use to because of a reason or various reasons.
Distance doesnt mean you dont remember, but it can mean we are on a different path presently working to fullfill out desires or making a life.
Distance is giving each other space to rejuvenate.
Distance means, I am not presently in your environment .
Distance means I am away but i still remember you.
Distance does mean different things to different people but it doesnt mean that we forget.