Thursday, October 13, 2011
Can We Overdose On Romance?
We already explored the idea that romance is subjective, and I guess whether or not you agree with that statement or not is in itself subjective...However, today I was wondering if one can ever overdose on romance. Think about it, whatever "romance" means to you, it is something that gives us a warm and gushy feeling inside, like a box full of kittens. But can you ever have too much of a good thing? I love, and I mean LOVE, cheese! In fact, just the other day I had one of my favorite meals, a grilled cheese sandwich. It not only hit the spot, but made be so thankful that I had two pieces of bread and 2 slices of American kraft Singles in my life. I loved it so much that I decided to be bold and make it a double feature and make grilled cheese for dinner too. I even flirted with the idea of waking up extra early and firing up my griddle to make it again for breakfast. I didnt. You wanna know why, because after a while if you have the same thing ovfer and over and over, back to back to back, it loses it's luster! If you don't believe me try eating the same thing for every meal for a mont, heck even a week. Or, try watching the same movie every single night for a week straight. Sometimes we just need space between the sweet indulgences in our life. For those that know me you are probablly rolling your eyes thinking "does he have a point or is this yet ANOTHER excuse to ramble on about cheese" to which I respond...maybe a little...but no, I do have a point. My point is, can someone be too romantic? Let's say that you are the type of person who finds romance in the simple things someone does, like take out the trash, or write you a love poem. If someone writes you a poem, every day, or is always taking out the trash, will you always think that your loved one is being "romantic" or does it just become second nature? And if so, does that mean that romance is the act of filling a void in your loved ones life? Was the first time your boo took out the trash "romantic" because you were the one who constantly was burdended with that responsibilty and when they finally took the effort to pitch in and show you that they care, was it romantic because that void was filled? What if you were in a relationship with someone who very rarely verbally expressed how much they loved you or cared for you. Then out of the blue they hand you a hand written poem that expressed their feelings in ways they verbally could not. That might be the romance you were looking for but weren't hearing. Well, if they wrote you a poem every single day would it still feel as romantic as the first couple times or would you think "aww this is sweet, but a) I know that I am 'your pumpin pie that you cannot lie that when Im not there you wanna cry' so you do not have to tell me that every day...and b) spell check is also romantic". Can we overdose on romance? Again, I know this is a subjective thought but please SUBJECT me with your thoughts?!?!