In her article,
"Turning Sweet Nothings into Sweet Somethings," Marjorie
Holmes points out some differences between romance and
Romance is seeking perfection, love is forgiving faults.
Romance is flying, love is a safe landing.
Romance is the anguish of waiting for the phone to ring to
bring you a voice that will utter endearments; love is the
anguish of waiting for a call that will assure you someone
else is happy and safe.
Romance is eager, striving always to appear attractive for
each other, love is two people who find beauty in each other
no matter how they look.
Authentic love will find many expressions -- the love of
spouses; the love of friends; the love of families. And if
your love is real, watch out -- once it starts growing,
there's nothing that can stop it!