Karina’s Valentine’s Day gift came early this year when her boyfriend, Adam, asked her out for a nice dinner, followed by a movie in downtown Moscow at one of our historic, renovated movie theaters.
When they arrived at the restaurant, the hostess seated them at a quaint little table for two. Soon after, their waiter came with a bouquet of flowers for Karina and set them on the table. They ordered their food, enjoying every bite and morsel of conversation. (Ah, young love.)
After dinner, they parked across the street from the movie theatre and walked through the doors. There were a few people at the front selling drinks. One gentlemen told them that they were the only people who had shown up for the movie so far (not uncommon in our little town). He followed up by saying he would get it started right away. They sat down near the middle of the theater. The lights dimmed and up popped a picture of …
Are you buying your partner some flowers for V-day? (I’ve been known to give my man flowers.) If not, how are you making the day special for your significant other? New fishing gear? Dinner for two—at home? Out? Lunch box love note? Coffee in bed? Breakfast in bed? Homemade card? Nothing:)
How many times have you changed your entire sentence because you couldn’t find the right word to describe what you’re trying to express?
Been there, done that. Just a few times.
I do have a secret weapon, though …
Hang on to your Kindles, girls.
I’m feeling old-fashioned this morning,
so don’t be alarmed when I reveal to you that …
I love the smell of a book.
I get a secret thrill cracking open a stiff spine and catching a whiff of never-been-read pages.
I even love the scent of a well-loved book, pages slightly yellowed, stories long unfurled.
That being said,
I have equally strong feelings about a musty book:
Beautiful Ruins was one of those books that drops off the shelf and into your hands as you peruse a bookstore. Read ME! it yelled. That’s what I love about a brick and mortar bookstore. The perfect book, at the right moment, always finds YOU.
I’d been daydreaming of a place like the scene on its cover, so I thought I’d see what it was about.