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Romance is seeking perfection, love is forgiving faults.
Romance is flying, love is a safe landing.
Romance is the anguish of waiting for the phone to ring to bring you a voice that will utter endearments, love is the anguish of waiting for a call that will assure you someone else is happy and safe.
Romance is eager, striving always to appear attractive for each other, love is two people who find beauty in each other no matter how they look.
~ Marjorie Holmes, ďTurning Sweet Nothings into Sweet SomethingsĒ

February 12, 2003

Like every other girl, I suppose, I always dreamed a handsome knight in shining armor would come riding up on a white horse and sweep me off my feet. However, over the years my definitions have changed a littleÖ

Handsome means a kind spirit and sense of humor that comes through in his eyes and smile. If itís nice hair and a great body with nothing inside, he can just ride on by.

Shining armor can mean a suit or jeans, and dirty and torn is fine if itís from honest labor. If itís trendy and neat and clean because he never does any work to get it rumpled or dirty, Iím not interested.

White horse can mean a Cadillac or a pickup truck. It doesnít matteróitís just transportation! If itís chosen to make a statement, then heís the wrong knight for me.

And I donít want to be swept off my feet at all. Having my feet off the ground means insecurity to me. Iíll keep my feet firmly planted in the dirt, thank you. I just want that knight in shining armor to plant his feet in the dirt right beside mine, so we can grow old side by side, looking at life from the same direction.