If There Ever Is A Next Time



“I ain’t settling for just getting by. I’ve had enough so so for the rest of my life. Tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high. Just enough ain’t enough this time. I ain’t settling for anything less than everything.” Settlin’ Sugarland

If there ever is a next time, I want romance…

Nope, I don’t mean dozens of roses. Heck, one red rose, or a handful of wildflowers he picked in the woods would make my heart melt.

Nope, I don’t mean fancy cards, leaving me a flirtatious note (or even that he is thinking about me) on my pillow would make me feel like the luckiest woman alive.

Nope, he doesn’t have to read eloquent poetry to me. Telling me he is sure glad I am in his life would definitely make me want to cook him a special home cooked meal though.

Nope, he doesn’t need to take me out on fancy dates, or spend a lot of money. Taking me for long walks (and holding my hand) or goofing off like kids at the playground will get me wanting him to hang around me for an awfully long time.

Cricket Walker

(6) Comments

  1. Martha
    MarthaSep 16, 2007

    Sounds like a good plan to me!


  2. funfelt
    funfeltSep 23, 2007

    Wow, when I read this I remembered saying the same kinds of things to my friends after my split with my ex. You know what? I got all that and then some in my “next time” 🙂 Hang in there, being clear on what you want and voicing it out loud…It works!

  3. Amy Sue
    Amy SueSep 24, 2007

    I hope there is a next time for you, and that you get romance. You deserve nothing less!

    ~Amy Sue

  4. Jesse
    JesseSep 25, 2007

    Beautifully written Cricket.

  5. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerOct 01, 2007

    It’s a fairy tale. They don’t exist in real life. 😉

  6. Pat Geary
    Pat GearyOct 07, 2007

    Oh yes, Cricket, they do exist. I found mine the second time around. Jim and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this year. I still get hand-written cards for birthdays and anniversary’s with his own poetry or flowers he picked – maybe only a single bloom – but beautiful and thoughtful. His arms are still a haven when I am sad or down. And even on occasion a funny email that says I love you. Love comes when you least expect it. ~pat~

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