HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
I’m participating in a blog carnival today with other authors at the ClassicRomance Revival site, and the theme is Moments in Time. Authors will be offering prizes – winners drawn from visitors commenting on their blogs.
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There are lots of Moments in Time that I could write about, but I thought because this is Valentines Day, I should write about love and romance.
Some people dread the approach of what is billed as the most romantic day of the year. This can be especially true for some of us of a certain age.
There were times long ago that I could really get into the spirit of Valentines Day. I did special dinners with candlelight and music. I had a body that actually looked good in a slinky little thing with lace and silk. We discovered that whipped cream didn’t always have to be used in the kitchen. And we were still young and fit enough to spend more than fifteen minutes on bedroom activity that didn’t involve sleeping or reading. But after we had thirty or so years into this relationship, I thought those things were just history. That getting older meant we didn’t focus so much on the romance of the relationship.
That thinking changed when I wrote Play it Again, Sam, my woman’s novel that features an older couple finding love again. One of the best Moments in Time for Sam and Frank was when he was making up for being a total jerk after their first date. It starts with Frank taking a quarter-page ad in the Dallas Morning News inviting Sam to a special event at the skating rink at the Galleria Mall the following evening.
The next day, Sam receives a single red rose and another message, “Please come.”
That evening, Sam arrives at the rink to discover that Frank has rented the entire rink, hired musicians and had a special dinner catered. Their “making-up” dinner is witnessed by shoppers who look down on the rink and cheer as Sam is seated at the elegantly set table.
As Sam’s friend, Margaret says, “I like the way this man says he’s sorry.”
So don’t ever make the mistake I did and think you are too old for romance.
One of the fun aspects of this Blog Carnival is the opportunity to win free books by visiting the sites of the authors participating in the carnival. I’m giving away a copy of Play It Again, Sam, so overwhelm me with entries. LOL