I think its safe to say that when someone mentions romantic places, dates or situations we have an image that pops into our head. Sometimes its an image from history, other times from a movie we’ve seen, and then there are those memories of an experience that was romantic to you–something highly personal.
I’ve always loved the idea of a picnic under some trees in the park. I have never actually had a picnic romantic or otherwise where I was seated on even ground and not invaded by ants. Though I did have a very romantic picnic with my husband one time in London sitting next to the Thames in the sun and the romantic part came from being with him. We didn’t have the picnic blanket I own or the really cute picnic basket I purchased with wineglasses and corkscrew but it was just right. We sat there eating our Cornish pasties (not picnic food!) and had a very quiet romantic moment in the middle of the craziness of London.
I’m just back from Venice and it is a city full of romantic images and I have to say that it lived up to its billing. There are busy parts that weren’t as I’d expected but there are many alleyways, many bridges over canals and lots of places to stop and have a quick kiss.
What’s your idea of romance and how has reality lived up to it? Was it like my picnic that wasn’t picture perfect or more like Venice?
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