Twilight time. A couple sits side by side on a patio staring into a backyard pond. It’s quiet, except for the sound of the gentle waterfall and babbling stream. The colorful fish play tag in and out of the glimmers of the underwater lights, casting dancing reflections into the tree above. A night-blooming lily is showing off its white blossom. Between the chairs is a small table holding two glasses of wine: hers white, his red. And their cell phones are sitting on the table, not being held in their hands in front of their faces. There’s no TV on. No outside interruptions.
The lady sighs contentedly and reaches for her half-finished glass of wine. When she puts it back down, the man reaches for her hand and holds it gently. No words are spoken. Just quiet time together, decompressing from a day’s activities and technology.
“This is wonderful,” she says. “Absolutely,” the man agrees. More moments of silence, reflection, relaxation.
“When will the kids be home?” he asks after awhile. “They’re spending the night at Grandma’s,” she replies with an arched eyebrow.
“Oh…,” he responds…
What is your version of romance? In today’s techno-crazy world, we sometimes forget to unplug, decompress, relax, and just BE with each other. When was the last time you reconnected with your partner without interruptions? Even going out to dinner and a movie comes with outside influences: traffic, waiters, other patrons. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to simply step into your backyard and into a whole different world without having to leave the house to “get away?”
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