Share Your World for February 8, 2021

Time once again for Share Your World!

Or Share Your Whirled….

Melanie gives the questions, I give the answers. Kind of like Jeopardy! in reverse.

Alex Trebek is spinning in his grave…

Anyway, enough of this folderol…

In your opinion, do May/December romances ever work? Not for long. I was involved in a May/October romance, and it didn’t end well. Well, not for her, anyway; I met Mary and it was love at first sight. I talk about it here.

What physical action or gesture do you find romantic? Mary comes up behind me and wraps her arms around me, or pats me on the shoulders when she’s back there.

What is your idea of a romantic dinner? A romantic lunch. Seriously, we don’t go out in the evenings anymore, and never really have. Since the start of "two weeks to flatten the curve" (which I’ll bet will be "two years to flatten the curve" by the time this is over), Mary goes out and brings lunch home from one of several places, and we sit together and eat.

Is ‘love’ a real ‘thing’ or merely a physical chemical response and brain activity pulling our emotional strings? Yes, it’s a real thing: a physical chemical response and brain activity pulling our emotional strings. Remember my whole "brain vs. mind" thing? I can’t find it now, but that kind of explains it.

See you in the funny papers!

7 thoughts on “Share Your World for February 8, 2021

  1. Sitting together to eat is the most romantic to me. Sure doesn’t have to be out at some hoity toity place. We prefer to stay in … always have not just now. Good thing I guess since the going out options are limited.


  2. Thank you John for Sharing Your World! Your Mary is a gem and you are a lucky fella (but you knew that). Having a lasting love like yours is a wonderful thing to witness for those of us who are permanently single (by choice). I do love the memes each week that you find to share! Whirled …. I’m going to chuckle at that one all day!


  3. I think, for the most part, these romances don’t work. I laugh and just wonder at what Tony Randall and Dick Van Dyke plus many other rich men, are thinking that these really…really young women, whom they marry, really do love them and not their money. I know if they were just on a small pension, these women would not be looking at them at all. No matter how much money was staring at me In The face, I could not find an 80 or 90 year old man sexy. Now, more realistically, my mom was 30 when she met my dad, who was 45. They worked well. My mom came from Germany, my dad was a Canadian from the real back woods. He was taken out of school by his dad, in grade 4 to sell Railly’s good health products( on a horse and buggy!) while my mom did go to college to teach. They had a deep love and understanding of each other even though both were very strong characters. They knew starvation, war and had a strong love of knowledge, education, tradition and family. They always had a door open for people to drop by and have a cup of coffee. They worked, I truly love it when my hubby looks at me, smiles and comes to me to hug me. A romantic dinner is when hubby makes dinner which is almost every night and, if I am in too much pain on the weekend, he makes it. How lovely is that! I believe that the brain can be partly to blame for love with chemical responses etc…but once it takes hold, our emotions are there which is a double whammy. Love is both.


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