As I write this, our world has been discombobulated.
- I’m working from a home office, and grateful I can.
- Social interactions are text messages, emails and phone conversations.
- Church is a virtual experience on my computer or TV.
The world at this moment is battling an enemy 32 kilobases long. That’s beyond teeny. It’s impervious to national borders. It dominates the news. People are terrified they may become infected and are scared they’ll be a statistic. Restaurants, bars, gyms and coffee shops are closed. Vacations, cancelled.
School closings mean parents and kids together non-stop. People are out of work or trying to figure out this working from home.
In a world of high anxiety, social distancing, remaining locked in our house, isolating and no social interaction, romance may become lost in the upheaval.
I’d suggest that in such a world of forced isolation and togetherness, romance your sweetheart.
I’m not suggesting you go out for dinner and a movie or take a weekend away. Have a Romantic Interlude in the comfort of your own home. And, if you have kids, get them involved.
Fix a meal where everyone pitches in. Doesn’t need to be fancy. Pull out your best dishes, flatware and tablecloths. Cut flowers from your yard. Find some candles. Add a beverage – even if it’s water with ice.
Now romance your sweetheart.
Go all out. Light the candles. Pull out the chair for your sweetheart (if you’re a guy). Ask your kids to act as waiters. Take your time and dine.
Then top it off with dessert.
You will bring a refreshing change to the day-to-day monotony of seclusion. And if you have children, you’ll also set an example of treating your sweetheart romantically.
Would you send me an email and let me know how you romanced your sweetheart during this time of exile. It’ll help provide others with romantic ideas.
Robert, a hopeless romantic
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