Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hopelessly Romantic

As I look over the social constituents of the day I find a strange and unfortunate prevalent pattern.  While we are a highly sexualized society, we haven't the first clue regarding romance.  And I find that the more sexualized a person or group become they less they understand the concept of love and romance.  Let's take a look at this in two scenarios, shall we?

A woman dresses in a tight, low cut, short skirtted outfit and heads to a bar to find some "fun."  She runs into a man who reeks like week old Budweiser and the next thing she remembers is waking up in the morning.  Oh yeah.  Romantic.  (Claps dripping with sarcasm)  Can't we do better than that?

Here's another one.  A guy walks into a library to pursue his soul wrenching passion of...whatever.  Politics, history, literature, music theory, auto mechanics, sports...whatever.  As he meanders toward his intellectual passion he notices a gorgeous lady in the biography section holding a volume on Ralph Waldo Emerson.  He tries not to stare but keeping her in sight suddenly stands a little taller and struts past her.  He momentarily forgot what brought him to the stacks in the first place.  A minute later, the woman happens to glance up over the top of her book and notices a handsome, intelligent looking guy reading a book on basket weaving.  She notes confusedly that he's holding the book upside down.  He doesn't seem to realize this pertinent fact.  Their eyes meet.  She blushes and tries to look back down at her book but passion has her in its grip and...

...months later they get engaged, then married, devote themselves to each other in body and mind, and live happily ever after. 

My friends, moral decency is hardly outdated.  It's the highest notch in the ladder of romance.  It creates the happily ever after we all want.  So let's all have a little self control and live happily ever after!

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