Once upon a time, Ann created a Romantic Interlude just for Joe.
It was a wish-upon-a-star evening.
When Ann removed his blindfold, Joe discovered a magical wonderland. His eyes widened as he saw twinkling lights in the trees surrounding the chandelier hanging above the candle-lit table dressed in lace. The aroma of beef stroganoff with garlic sauce titillated his nose. A bottle of Gewurztraminer chilled to12 degrees Celsius waited to be uncorked. And gently wafting through the air, selections of his favorite tunes.
A Disney fairytale couldn’t have been more bewitching.
She’d thrown herself into their counselor’s assignment for each to prepare a Romantic Interlude for the other. She didn’t say Romantic Interlude, though it accurately described what each was to create for the other.
Imagine your sweetheart preparing a Romantic Interlude for you. What kind of Interlude would he/she create?
- Would there be smoked salmon, chocolate, flowers and Bocelli?
- Maybe aromatic candles, dimmed lights and massage oil?
- How about gentle surf and a million stars?
I’d like to suggest that more than anything, that Interlude would be a view into what’s romantic to your sweetheart.
Unless you’ve both read my book, “Growing Romance”, each Romantic Interlude would probably tell more about what the provider of the Interlude considers romantic than what the receiver finds romantic.
This isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’d be a great opportunity for you to learn how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced:
- Little Gifts, or
- The gift of your Time.
You don’t have to wait for a counselor to give you the task of creating Romantic Interludes. Suggest to your sweetheart that you exchange Romantic Interludes. You create the first one. Then observe the Interlude your sweetheart creates.
And maybe, if you wish upon that star, your Romantic Interlude fairy tale might come true.
Robert, a hopeless romantic