A question we ask ourselves in times that love is within reach BUT we just can't grab it.
Often, people terms it as "a joke played on us by life"...when we finally have found what we have been looking for only it is not for ours to have. Commonly, such is the case in a love developed within the best of friends. That the value of friendship is way above what one can risk losing; pure enough to be tainted with the chaos of an affair of the heart.
Sometimes though, we are put together and make it happen...but often we are too much of a coward and settles on pretending and breaking apart inside.