Annoying Questions

Paul’s Random, Annoying Question of the Moment

What is the riskiest thing you have done for romance — other than to have perhaps indulged in unprotected sex?

I have to travel back about a quarter century to answer that one.  A friend and I had driven up to a high mountain overlook where we’d parked to see the lights of Colorado Springs spread out in the night far below us.

We were not intending romance that evening.  We’d just a few days before met for the first time. Neither one of us was sure of our feelings yet.

Storms can pounce upon you as suddenly as cougars when you’re near a mountain.  You can’t see them approaching from behind it.  Then suddenly, they are upon you!

Have you ever witnessed lightening on a mountainside?  Lightening loves high places.  That night, it was crashing up to six bolts a minute — she and I timed them together.

Only fools get it in their head to leave the protection of a car’s rubber tire insulation to go kissing in a lightening storm.  Go kissing for no better reason than to find out what it feels like.

We actually could have gotten killed.

But what a romantic thrill!

What is the riskiest thing you have done for romance — other than to have perhaps indulged in unprotected sex?

5 thoughts on “Paul’s Random, Annoying Question of the Moment”

  1. I think the riskiest thing i did was to not be authentic to my partner. Fortunately he saw i was making an attempt at not being myself and i saw my error. 🙂

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  2. Aah, the stolen moments of romance in unexpected places like mountain tops lashed with lightning, or rolling fields exploding with lilies, or stormy beaches at midnight when sand creeps into hidden spaces….

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