Since this is a Valentine's Day Kickoff and we're discussing romance...let me share with you a funny story about roses, kisses and happy-ever-after.
Recently I went dancing with a couple of friends and met a wonderful gentleman. As the night was drawing to a close, he said... "You're the romance writer, how is this happily ever after? The night is almost over."
My response, "Happily ever after takes a long time."
We laughed and then he told me to pick a rose from the gentleman walking around in the club selling them.
I picked a WHITE one.
Of course, he questioned as to why and I explained the meaning of the colors and said, "I'm not ready for red roses" (by that point in the evening he knew I was widowed).
The next time we saw each other - again out dancing - he bought me a yellow rose and asked what it meant. I reminded him that yellow was for friendship - which was perfect at this point in our relationship. His comment....
"When can I buy you red roses?"
I didn't answer that question.
Am I ready for romance, kisses and happy-ever-after?
Yes, in God's time and very possibly with this wonderful, Gentleman.
But let me tell you friends.....love is giddy...it's thrilling...it's terrifying....Love is sheer madness!
Publisher: White Rose Publishing
ISBN #: n/a – short story
Pamela S Thibodeaux
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