I thought about this after taking a walk tonight. I am on a short holiday to a quaint little town called Galena in Illinois. Walking down the main street in Galena is like stepping back in time with all the beautiful old architecture that still exists. It is a great place for two people to spend a romantic weekend.
As I was out for an evening walking along the river I first ran into a middle aged couple. The gentleman was walking along with his hands in his pockets, his head bent towards the ground with a scowl on this face that screamed, “What the heck am I doing here.” His wife was walking about a yard behind him with a nice smile on her face and a bounce in her step.
The next couple I came upon was the complete opposite. The gentleman was walking along with a pleasant smile. His wife was walking next to him with her face buried in her phone.
All I could think about was how these two couples were missing out on what I would consider one of the most simple and romantic things to do together; hold hands. It’s free. I can be done anywhere. And I would think it feels rather nice. I say the last line that way as I am single and have not had the experience or chance to hold hands with anyone.
From the perspective of a lonely single person; couples really should hold hands more often. I would love to be able to do that with someone. I don’t have that opportunity, but those of you that have a significant other do. So take it. Enjoy it. Treasure it as in all things nothing lasts forever and you may lose your chance.
~The Quiet Computer Guy