Archive | April 2015

Z: ZODIAC COMPATIBILITY

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0Chrys N. Jay’s theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge is Love and Romance. Follow us and the posts will go directly to your inbox. Don’t worry, after April Chrys N. Jay goes back to our once a week schedule, so your inbox won’t explode.

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Z: ZODIAC COMPATIBILITY

zodiac in loveDo you believe in lovers being compatible or not from their astrological signs?

I think most people are firmly in one camp or the other – staunch believers, or they’re believers that it’s all a lot of hooey. And some are on the fence, like me.

Maybe I’m too much of a mix of two signs to see clear cut lines here. I’m a June 20th birthday – technically a Gemini, yet most of what I relate to is Cancer tendencies. Most days. Other days I’m most definitely a Gemini.

So, I don’t know. I know I’d never make a choice on a lover depending on what sign they are. Except that maybe an Aries would send me running for the hills real fast. Two of those and I’ve decided that we’re NOT a good mix.

But … I needed a ‘Z’… so zodiac it is.

Since I’m not an expert on the subject, here’s a web site with pretty detailed compatibility charts. Go check it out and see what you think!

http://www.gotohoroscope.com/zodiac-signs-compatibility.html

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Y: YOU

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Y: YOU

Love is when you can be your true self with someone, and you only want to be your true self because of them. ~Terri Guillemets

being youOh, so very, very true. Yet sometimes difficult to do as we meet someone new and work so hard at ‘putting our best foot forward’, wanting to be seen as such a wonderful person with so few flaws. Alas, none of us are ever quite as perfect as the person we want to be.

But masks, even if they’re fairly thin and flimsy, become hard to keep on. Especially as time goes by. We have to keep remembering what we’ve said or done in trying to hide – or varnish the image – of who we really are.

Let’s just be ourselves. It’s best for us, and it makes for a stronger, more authentic relationship. You. A true you. It’s a vital part of love and romance … and ‘us’.

X: XCTASY

A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0X: XCTASY

Today’s the last double duty post. Needing ‘X’ for A to Z left me struggling with a word. I cheated (as I do each year on X, and sometimes U and V) and picked Xctasy. After all, what’s a romance blog without it?

For Tuesday Tales, the prompt this week is ‘key’. So here’s a little snippet that tries to reflect both words. (Don’t worry, we’re not going past R – and definitely not to the other rating that would work perfectly with this letter.)

Be sure to check out some other fun Tuesday Tales reading here.

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keyThe day couldn’t go fast enough. Customers came and went. Sally was operating on autopilot couldn’t tell you what they all talked about. Her only thoughts were of the evening ahead.

For work she’d chosen a chaste, modest outfit. Hanging in the office, for dinner afterwards, was an outfit that was decidedly not in the prim and proper line. It was time to step up her game and show off the girls. And not the ones she walked with most mornings.

When Izzy popped in to pick her up she could tell by the look on his face that she’d made the right choice. He seemed tongue tied and not as composed as usual during dinner. Normally she might have been worried that he wasn’t very talkative. But, seeing where his eyes kept straying, Sally knew that the low plunging top was going to play a key role in the evening ahead.

Dinner passed quickly. Footsies played under the table kept them both distracted. Appetites were heightened, but not for food. “Let’s go,” he finally said. Sally couldn’t leave the booth fast enough. They barely made it through the door when Izzy wrapped his arms around her and covered her with kisses, starting with her cheek and working down her neck.

 — That’s it for today. Come back next week for the next installment on Tuesday Tales and we’ll see if Sally and Izzy even make it to their planned walk.

W: WALKING CAREFULLY

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W: WALKING CAREFULLY

running across fieldsYou have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, “Outside the Dog Museum”

I don’t know how carefully we need to walk in the beginning of love. It almost has the ring of walking on eggshells, or walking so carefully that we’re not our true selves. But the image of running across a sunlight field filled with daises, towards my lovers arms (cue romantic music and slow motion frames) … only to trip in the middle and land on my face and their feet …

(Note to self: Maybe I should have had Humor or Laughter included in earlier posts)

I know this won’t hold true for my marriage. Seven years later I KNOW my partner will laugh. And we’ll end up laughing together. Because after all, to survive the sands of time, humor and laughter is a vital part of a relationship.

So whether you’re walking carefully or running with abandon – just have fun. Be free. Be yourself. And love your lover with all your heart.

Do you have to walk carefully? Can you run freely across the field? Will your lover laugh or sympathize with you if you trip and fall?

V: VERSE FROM VENUS

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V: VERSE FROM VENUS

No, I’m not Venus and I can’t write beautiful verses. So here is a romantic little poem for ‘V’.

It’s from here if you want to go visit them and read more: http://romancelovepoems.com/iloveyoupoems.htm

venusI Love You Poem ~

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
by Venus
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it’s you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.
In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

U: ULTIMATE HAPPINESS

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U: ULTIMATE HAPPINESS

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness. ~Robert Brault

ultimateHmmm, I’m torn on this one. Maybe I shouldn’t have chosen this topic or quote for today. I’ll admit, I was finding ‘U’ a difficult letter to find a topic for. I saw this quote and thought ‘Aha! There we go.’

But now that I’m writing this post, I find myself disagreeing with it. The concept sounds delightful – after all, who wouldn’t love to find someone that will love us for no reason? And then, shower that person with reasons to love us to find ultimate happiness.

What if we never find that person?

What if we’re single? Many people are – some happy about it and others not so much.

I’m in the camp though that if we have to find happiness in another person, we’re in trouble. Myself, I believe that we need to find happiness within ourselves. And then, we are able to share that happiness and joy with others. If it has to come from an external source, if that source ever leaves or fails you – then we’re out of luck.

What do you think ultimate happiness is?

T: TEST OF A RELATIONSHIP

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T: TEST OF A RELATIONSHIP

test of relationshipThe ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. ~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self.

There are many tests in relationships. Sometimes months will go by without one. And sometimes they show themselves it seems every day. And no matter what you’ve been through before, not matter how many trials you’ve struggled with together, each new test is like starting from zero.

It’s frequently stated to never go to bed mad. Sometimes that advice is followed. And many times not. But I think Alexandra Penney may be onto something here. I think she’s right. Being able to hold hands, even in the midst of disagreeing with your lover, is a true test on the quality of your love.

Can your love pass this test? Are you able to disagree but still hold hands?