The art of writing has almost become non-existent with the widespread use of computers. Still to me there is nothing more powerful than getting a well-written letter from a friend. I can remember having pen pals when I was a kid and I would look so forward to getting those onion skin airmailed letters from England and France. They were better than Christmas presents (almost).
I still like to get cards and letters. Recently, I was going through some old love letters. I've kept them so that I can reread those special words. And they were special words, filled with a lot of passion and love and happiness. My sponsor says that I am a romantic, still wanting to have things be like a honeymoon. I guess that I do idealize relationships. I don't want things to become mundane and mediocre. But it's hard to keep all those electric feelings going over the long haul.
Do you remember what it felt like to have that first kiss from someone that you were attracted to? I can replay that tape again and again and never tire of it. Maybe that is living in the past but it still gives me a charge. Maybe it's impossible to keep that feeling but it's better than any drug or drink that I can think of.
I'm glad that I'm a romantic because it means that there is always that spark glowing inside of me. I know that things change but I'm always willing and ready to try to have that spark ignite into a flame.