Can You Schedule Romance?
[Today's walk: Camera/phone on the path.]
Rest easy, this isn't an embarrassing post about how older couples with kids find creative ways to “be alone”. No, this is about those darn kids!
At my age I find myself thinking, and even sometimes saying out loud, “Kids nowadays!”
I've had a chance to observe the latest fad and I don’t approve. That fad? The scheduled breakup.
Isn't life convenient? Now, we can schedule our break-ups. All the kids do it; they schedule break-ups before college departures. The scheduled heartbreak is designed to save them the heartache of a “real” breakup bound to occur later. It’s very practical – but also very unromantic in my humble opinion.
OK, I admit it – I’m an old romantic. Back in my day we promised never to part, and hung in there through long-distance relationships, the inevitable meeting of “the other”, and the horrible break-up.
Was the old way bad? Of course, many hearts were broken. Many tears were shed. However, perhaps those breakups launched a thousand pop songs, and other works of art.
Is the new way better?
Let’s wait and see.