Thursday, March 05, 2009

What is Romance?

I was recently asked if I was a romantic person. Hmmm, I thought, "I think so, but how do you define romantic?"

Yes, I like the little notices that someone special gives me. I like that light touch on my face, my hand and that look that tells me I am special. I like the little unexpected displays of attention and affection. I like it when he runs his fingers through my hair and smiles into my eyes rather than at me.

I like it when he remembers something I told him I liked three months ago and surprises me by showing up with that very special remembrance.

But, I think that those things noble and above the fold for altruistic reasons and no hope for or desire for recognition are intensely romantic -- in the sense of deep and lasting awareness and inspiration. Those actions and thoughts and ideas that simply make life better for everyone, including me, are the most romantic. Those heroes make me realize that the romance in life is ever-unfolding and the best is yet to come.

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