Sunset ignited the clouds in reds and oranges, burning against a cobalt sky.
Henry didn’t notice.
Instead, he grumbled about arriving at the Gentle Giant Bookstore before the sunrise and had the sun even worked today? He had.
It’d been a very long, terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
- Sue’s daughter was sick, so she was a no-show;
- Payroll screwed up and James’ pay didn’t deposit last night;
- Someone thought it’d be fun to flush a whole roll of toilet paper. It wasn’t;
- And now there was an overturned cattle truck on I-285, in his lane.
Henry slumped in the driver’s seat and wondered if he’d be home before midnight.
Phone rang. A call from Vickie. “Wonder what broke at home?”, he moaned before answering.
“Hey babe”, Vickie intoned in her sassiest, sultry voice. “Your text messages left me figuring you’ve had a very long, terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day so I’m picking up some gnocchi al pesto from Gino’s and will have a chilled bottle of Gewürztraminer waiting for you when you get home.”
Henry’s day changed in 15 seconds.
Romance isn’t always moonlight walks and slow dancing. There may be no massages or sapphires. And you don’t need handwritten notes or whispered sweet nothings.
Sometimes romance is changing the trajectory of your sweetheart’s day.
I write about investing time to discovery how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced. Being observant about your sweetheart’s actions and reactions provides clues into her/his preference.
That same skill of observation helps you discover when your sweetheart’s day has gone off the rails. Then, using that insight, you create a distraction for your sweetheart. You become the agent to alter your sweetheart’s day, moving from what’s transpired into quiet moments together, moments to refresh your sweetheart’s soul.
In doing so, you create your Romantic Interlude.
How will you rescue your sweetheart’s day?
Robert, a hopeless romantic