The beauty of Romance is birthed from the thought of what could be.”
In light of some of my recent poems, all revolving around romance in the “love” sense, I felt lead to share this quote that, like countless others, came to me several years ago.
The meaning of it is pretty straight forward, although I believe that that concept of “romance” is often secluded into a singular pocket of expression. Whenever most people hear the word, “Romance” they initially think, girl lonely for guy, finds guy within the cliche environment and then they are in love, DESPERATELY in love. Romance.
The thing is, romance is far more broad than that. If you look up the definition of the word you are going to pretty much get what I described above with this grand definition lost in the shadows and often over looked:
Romance: spirit of adventure: a spirit or feeling of adventure, excitement, the potential for heroic achievement, and the exotic
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Romance can be anything and can happen anywhere. The thought of some grand potential, the joy and excitement that it breeds inside of you is romantic. Your writing is romantic, your cooking, your art, your singing, etcetera. Your perfectly created self happens to be ROMANTIC just because you exist and you have limitless potential.
Allow yourself to embrace the romance of every moment of your day. Look for the romance in each step, and let the thoughts of what could be, romanticize you into action!