“There are men in the world who think romance is giving up the toy in their McDonald’s Happy Meal.”
That headline caught my attention. Reading further, I discovered it wasn’t a passion-fueled rant from a romance-starved sweetheart. And not someone’s view that romance is dead?
I encountered several short vignettes of men gone romantic.
My sweetheart keeps a journal of stories about me and us. When I’m feeling bad, especially every month, he’ll pull out his journal and read or reread some stories he’s collected. My whole body just melts.
My now former ex-boyfriend offered to pick me up from the airport. When I came down the escalator thinking we’d just rendezvous at his car at the curb. He was standing there with a bouquet of flowers. I’d never been greeted like that before but I have many times since.
I’m very conscious of the large neck scar from cancer treatments. While looking for a large necklace to conceal the scar, my sweetheart took the necklace, turned me to face him and said, “From the moment I first saw you, I knew you were the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. That scar is a reminder of how strong and amazing and beautiful you are. Never hide that.”
I was hustling back from the restroom to board my flight when I ran into my sweetheart’s arms. Not satisfied with a good-bye at security, he’d bought a ticket to get to the concourse, begged and pleaded his way to the front of the line, sprinted like an old Hertz commercial, arriving at my gate just in time for a prolonged good-bye.
Each of these Romantic Interludes was unique and unexpected. They Romanced their sweetheart in a way that touched her/him deeply. And they created a shared memory.
The possibilities for romancing your sweetheart are unbounded. Taking action is now up to you. Robert