The other day this phrase came to mind: bortaS bIr jablu’DI’, reH QaQqu’ nay’
OK, that wasn’t the exact phrase. Unless you are fluent in Klingon, which I am not, the above collection of symbols means nothing.
The actual phrase that came to mind was one erroneously attributed to Shakespeare, among others. The rough translation from Klingon is, “revenge is a dish best served cold”.
Not very romantic.
The trail of thoughts which led through the above phrase came after discussing romance with a friend. Fortunately my mind didn’t stop there. It arrived here:
Romance is a dish best served on a foundation of a strong relationship
Our discussion centered on the question as to whether or not you could romance someone without being in a relationship. So many levels to that question. Here are just a couple.
You can act romantically towards a person without being in relationship.
You can do romantic things to and for another and they might feel tingly inside.
Is that really romance?
Put this in the framework of the definition of romance.
- Doing something to express affection to your sweetheart in a meaningful yet unexpected way.
- Creating special moments that enhances the relationship in a way that is unique between the two of you.
- Resulting in a shared memory.
Real romance requires a relationship. Without a relationship, romance is like frosting without a cake – a hollow act.
I encourage you to strengthen your relationship on the foundation of the relationship triangle. Then romance your sweetheart every chance you get and create those unexpected moments, those memories.
For my sweetheart, Romance is a dish best served on a foundation of a strong relationship.
Sweetheart, dinner is served.
I encourage your comments. Robert