Keep Your Rose-Coloured-Horny-Rimmed Glasses On!

“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ~Samuel Ullman~

I had a chat with my girlfriends today. We were sharing stories about our week over a glass of wine and some yummy seafood. Inevitably, our conversation touched on work, kids, politics, fashion, and of course, the men in our lives. 

One woman had nothing but praise for her hardworking, romantic, and most importantly responsible as a father, husband. He’s a dolly, and I count him as a dear friend. Another was contemplating the havoc leaving her husband might wreak on her children and whether or not she could start dating again at ‘this age’.

This age….hmmm…..I wonder, at this age, why we still seek partnership? Actually, I don’t wonder. I think the answer is pretty simple – everyone enjoys the comfort of having someone to cuddle up with when the rest of the world goes mad. Even if it is just for one night.

 There have been times when it seems the sea had dried up, and there were no more of those ‘fish’ there were supposed to be too many of. It has always been some recollection of blissful union that kept me thinking  there must be someone out there for me.  So, to my girlfriend out there who is contemplating the benefits and drawbacks of dating again, I offer you some of  my very own inspirational experiences that have helped me carry on, even at this age.

1) Being whisked away (with much protest ) for a surprise romantic weekend at a five-star inn, complete with massages and a hot springs.

2)Hiking for two hours in the snow to get to a waterfall and fire pit where we ate a simple packed lunch and drank fabulous wine on a tarp in the snow.

3)Making love completely naked in the great outdoors, and then rinsing off in the lake.

4)Dancing the night away in Montreal, and then driving through the townships and into the beautiful hills of Vermont for lunch on cobblestone streets.

5)Drinking too much wine and laughing until we couldn’t breathe.

6)Having him show up after a very long week with all the fixings for a gourmet Italian dinner, cooking it for me, and then settling in to watch a baseball game. What a thorough seventh inning stretch! Woo-wee! Play ball indeed ladies!

7)Being serenaded by guitar and song. There’s nothing quite like a man with a silken voice singing just to you.

8)Being courted at a dance by a man in disguise and getting to take it apart one piece at a time, only to find a 6’3″,blonde, blue-eyed, six packing God underneath.

9)Being sick and taken care  of by a man who shows up with tea, magazines, books, and strong arms to wrap me up in (ok, so, that wasn’t really a date, but it was pretty hot…and not just because of the fever).

10)Learning about 50 Shades one subtle tie at a time and being able to teach the author a thing or two as a result.

11)Meeting at the CNE, and doing the rides together, followed by candy floss and snuggling under a sky sparkling with fireworks.

12)Having a man kiss you, stroke your face, look into your eyes, and then kiss you again – all over your body.

The romance and silly stuff is exactly the point at this age. At any age!  I am fortunate enough to know that well. I also know that the older we get, the less inhibited we are.  Most people have slithered out of a few layers of ego, and don’t care so much about how they might look like completely naked. Let’s face it, if it still works, we shold all be rejoicing with our naked bodies, and getting as much love in as possible. Facial expression and body contortion get a little grotesque if you analyze it without your rose-coloured-horny-rimmed glasses on, but in the moment, it’s magic.

So, I say to the happily married friends of mine – good on ya! Go crazy – have fun, be silly, be wild, be passionate with one another and bare your soul and kink. To my single friends, I say – let your memories serve you well. Remember all of those times your heart skipped a beat, you looked at your partner/date and felt like the happiest person in the world. Life is short, why spend it alone if you feel lonely?

Oh yah, and do it with the lights on.

Go on. Get out there and make your memories.

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