Inspired by Paloma @ Pages and Pineapples and her Top Ten Tuesday post on Romance and Individuality I decided that for this Thursday Quote Day I should probably do a romantic quote. I will start by saying that I am not very romantic. Yes, I read a lot of YA novels which feature romance and ship heavily, often getting over involved. And yes, I do watch quite a bit of chick flicks and may be known to bawl my eyes out watching Memoirs of a Geisha. But I myself have never been much of a romancer. My very first Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend he presented me with a gift and I said “wait, was I supposed to get you something?” and scrambled to make him a dinner. A shrimp, corn and bacon chowder if you’re interested, thank you Damn Delicious. And when my mom asked about our plans for this Valentine’s Day I paused and said “well, this time I got a gift ready,” and then trailed off. When I was younger I often thought about grand romantic gestures, but as the years went on I became less interested in them, and perhaps a bit jaded, and now it’s not exactly something at the forefront of my mind. I’m just happy to be together. In fact, the whole holiday makes me feel more panicky than anything. But I’m sucking it up and adding in a dash of romance for the season!

Buuuutttt that being said I wanted to choose a quote that felt real to my own experience. To me, love is sort of like constantly riding a bike built for two. If the motion goes off you can feel it, and you look back at your partner like “what’s up with you?” And you don’t quite feel in balance again until you fix whatever is up with them. And if it’s something you can’t fix right away, you’re fine with giving it a little extra push to carry both of you on-wards. Your success is hinged on your partner, as is your enjoyment of the ride.

How would you describe love? Do you agree with the quote, or do you have a different idea?

Anndd do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions? Meal out? Cooking inside? Non-food related celebrating?