Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours

Hi Loveys,
I am taking a cue from one of my fave bloggers today because I am rather writer-blocked.  Last week, Megs re-published some of her old posts and I thought, "what a great idea!"  I have no idea what to write about these days, so you're in for a treat!

"Vintage Nay" at its best, you may say.


 {published 06/01/2011}
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. 
As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
~Bruce Lee~

Good Morning,
I was talking to a friend yesterday about this blog and she had a small request of me.  "Could you write something about romance?"  How could I say *no*, right?

I've been thinking all night about the subject and didn't know where to start.  I asked the hubby what he thought about *romance* and his answer, "Venice...Italy is romance."  Yes, I definitely agree, but we can't just fly over there whenever we want some romance, right?  But as I thought about what I thought was romantic, all I could think of was love.  I think I'm over the "hotness" of love and romance and really into the "stability" of love and the rekindling romance that comes from it.

I have morning dates with my husband every weekday.  He drives me to work each morning and we get to just be together...no kids, no distractions, no way of getting out :) It's a 45-minute date each day that is just *us*.  We catch up on stuff and talk...just talk.  That is my romance.  Just enjoying each other.

But, I suppose, not everyone thinks that's romance.  Romance is candlelight, champagne with strawberries, smooth jazz...  a la "Pretty Woman," right?  Yes it is.  No distractions helps, too.  It doesn't matter if you have kids or not, make sure you make time for it.  Don't let other things get in the way ("Is the laundry done? I have dirty dishes in the sink? Oh jeez, I forgot about that meeting tomorrow...").  Just let go of the daily stuff and be...be together.  There is no right or wrong and it doesn't always have to lead to something physical.  Because as we all know, it's the intimacy that matters.

Looking through the web regarding *romance*, I came upon this website - Engaged Marriage (you don't have to be married to look at this, by the way!)- and there was an article, "Write an Awesome Romantic Love Letter:  The Simple '5R' Approach".   Now I don't know if there's a rule on love letters, but these types of letters are always wonderful to receive.  The whole essence of your love on paper...(sigh).

As the article starts off, and I pretty much agree, "Few activities offer the immediate and meaningful impact of writing a romantic letter..."  I've done this and let me tell you (!) it pretty much works for the romance factor to go way up *every single time* (sh! don't tell the hubby -wink wink)!

Remember in Sex and the City, when Carrie was reading the book of love letters to Big?  I *had* to look up one of the letters and after reading it, I was swept off my feet (!)

I may have to print that letter out and give it to the hubby - you  know, always need a hand from the "pros" on romance!

A Love Letter
Ludwig van Beethowen to Antonie von Birkenstock
"Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
ever thine
ever mine
ever ours"


Give yourself some romance today
(or maybe this weekend?...I know, we have to sometimes plan these things! ha!)