replaces the Joy of Cooking
You are so ‘In Love’ when:
1. You’ve become bilingual in the language of love – lots of “sweetheart, babe, and darling” punctuate your sentences now.
2. It takes you 10 minutes to dress for work – and two hours to bathe and then put together the right shoes, outfit, accessories, scent, and fix your hair and prepare for a date with your paramour.
3. You scour The SF Chron Pink Section an Johnny FunCheap for local jazz and entertainment venues – looking for hot events.
4. The Joy of Cooking has been replaced with The Joy of Sex as your reference manual.
5. You seek out that perfect bottle of wine for a perfect evening. Frequently.
6. You smile way more than is humanly necessary. You just can’t help it.
7. Love those Songs: Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra and most love songs – make you swoon – especially “Besame Mucho.”
8. You linger in the lingerie department – your imagination running a marathon of mischief. Fresh flowers, candles, and table settings have resurrected to a new level of appreciation in your world.
9. Your friends and coworkers comment that you’re constantly “In a good mood.”
10.You memorize the Robert Burns famed romantic poem,“A Red, Red, Rose”
“Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” Robert Frost
A Red, Red Rose
BY ROBERT BURNS
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.