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I see the world through rose-colored glasses

Posted on: May 19, 2010

Edith Piaf, a French singer from the 1940’s and 50’s, wrote the song La Vie en Rose. In it, she sings, I see life in rosy hues. It’s one of my favorite songs and sums up so much of how I see the world.

This morning, Jonathan told me “You really are a romantic” and I just had to laugh. You see, I am a romantic, just not in the way most people think. Most people think of romance as flowers, chocolate and candlelit dinners. But I see those things as overkill. {Not to say I don’t enjoy overkill sometimes.} Romance isn’t always butterflies in your stomach. It isn’t being swept off your feet. It isn’t even having your husband say the right thing at the right time. To me, romance is:

Eating ice cream at Dane’s Dairy

Taking a walk in the morning before anyone else is out

Having dinner on the back porch

The glow of Christmas lights at night

But mostly, romance is spending ordinary days with my extraordinary husband.

3 Responses to "I see the world through rose-colored glasses"

Now that’s true romance! I once told a friend that there is romance in sticking it out and making it work. Having a disagreement or rough patch in marriage isn’t romance kill it’s romance building, if resolved in the right way.

[…] By dinner, the electricity was still out, but since we have a gas stove, we were able to cook. My romantic flare kicked in and I seriously debated cooking a roast in a huge stock pot and serving it in wooden bowls. […]

[…] I See the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses by Sarah […]

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