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What Is A Romantic?

Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 9:13 PM

In this thread I would like to explore the aspects of romantic..The Romantic is a common title assigned to the artist, lover and the maudlin.. What does it mean to you?


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Posted by: Janine Riley on 01/28/2013 - 9:21 PM

I would have no clue. I am not romantic, but I am very sentimental.


Posted by: Michael Hoard on 01/28/2013 - 9:28 PM

I am a romantic, because I Love the true beauty which surrounds me and the Love which is in each and everyone of my family, friends and myself. Because I learned in order to love another you must first love yourself.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 01/28/2013 - 9:29 PM


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 9:37 PM

the romantic has far more connotations than intimacy ...


Posted by: Dan Daugherty on 01/28/2013 - 10:09 PM

Sorry RJ... This one is way too involved...LOL.. One day I might find my Joy again and get it back, but people can suck the life right out of you... But thank God...He is good to me


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 10:15 PM

Dan, you may be a romantic deep down...


Posted by: Dan Daugherty on 01/28/2013 - 10:16 PM



Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 01/28/2013 - 10:17 PM

You are right RJ...far more connotations but love is always the first one thought of.

As to the other meaning, yes. I am. Very. In love no. Not at all


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 01/28/2013 - 10:24 PM

My personal opinion....the ability to take a simple moment and savor it; to speak without love another with a passion unmatched. To see the beauty in something others may not and to embellish on your feelings without restraint. I am an Aquarius and an Artist so there is no surprise that I am indeed a romantic............which works out because my husband is we balance eachother out.


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 10:24 PM

I'm trying to not say much until more comments are in.... Beth not to put you on the spot but I'm not sure what you mean....


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 01/28/2013 - 10:29 PM



Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 10:31 PM

Your on to me romantic is often called a tragic idealist..


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 01/28/2013 - 10:37 PM

I'm a dreamer......most definitely......but there's nothing wrong with having passion even if it has unrealistic expectations.....and luckily I have found someone who puts up with me, as well as fulfills my needs and "Tragic Idealist" tendencies.


Posted by: Robin Lewis on 01/28/2013 - 10:40 PM

Romance gives the feeling you usually honor yet never treasure and the feeling you always miss but hardly feel and if it is strong enough to intice you the thing you always question but still always want.


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 10:41 PM

I am a tragic as well..Sheena do you also feel a search for identity in your make up?


Posted by: Janice Drew on 01/28/2013 - 10:44 PM

A fairy tale


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 10:48 PM

Janice do you mean romantics don't exist?
Robin do you find romance confusing?


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 01/28/2013 - 10:52 PM

Good Question Robert.....I think I would have to say as I get older not so much but as a passionate lovey dovey type I do *need* the romance....."moments" Romance does make me feel whole and after being with the same man for ten years his acknowledgement is my reward and very much something I savor in the moment. He makes me better, his approval is my identity....thats just a level of respect I have for him.....I am not some broken down house wife who bows to her man.. he very much does the same for me.....but I do believe in love being absolute (again some may say unrealistic) . an example of me "searching".......some may say this is a simple campfire but this is how I see it.
It’s just the two of us. The sun has set; the stars have snuggled in above for the night. Our daughter tucked into her cozy bed. The campfire creates a glow around us as we sip our drinks and flirtatiously converse about memories, our goals, and our future. Sitting across from each other; one on each side of the fire, you take me all in. In this moment you get a glimpse of your best friend, you know…..the one you fell in love with. Enjoying the sounds of my voice hearing me laugh and not worrying about anything, or am not stressed for a change. We are really listening to what each other has to say, enjoying each others company. There’s no worries out here, our “to do lists” and money concerns left at home and all that is present a cherry whisky in my hand, a warm fire and the love, friendship and sheer lust we have for one another as the pheromones almost fog the air.

On more than one occasion throughout the night you pause looking at me with that stare of yours. I can see it in your eyes….there it is, that look you give me. I know what it means, but I pretend I don’t. I am enjoying it too much and refuse to let it to end. With all of the elements around us, the earth beneath us, the water from a near by river flowing in the background, the crisp night air, and the radiant fire burning; what a perfect moment.

and there you have it an over the top Tragic Idealist and I am not afraid to admit it.


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 11:02 PM

Sheena, it sounds like your identity is connected to the other. You don't sound tragic to me but rather idealizing your love... anyway you have a good valentines day poem already..


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 01/28/2013 - 11:08 PM

I do give myself fully...and that can be dangerous.......its something I have battled with my entire life......but it stems from tragic events from my past when regarding men and often I put too much emphasis and expectations on relationships. and yes Robert you make another good point thanks.


Posted by: Ryan Demaree on 01/28/2013 - 11:12 PM

someone who paints nudes in a studio al day and has many wives




Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 11:16 PM

Sheena, I hope you don't mind but I looked at your work and I couldn't help but notice the people are either masked or half hidden.... Are you aware of this theme and what it might mean?
thats funny ryan


Posted by: Janice Drew on 01/28/2013 - 11:17 PM

Oh, romantics exist. Romance, on the other hand, is fleeting. Realistically, life gets in the way. It's impossible to sustain that type of passion that romantics dream of...fairy tales, Hollywood movies, romantic novels.. often channeling those feelings into art.


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 11:19 PM

Janice, that is why they call them tragic


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 01/28/2013 - 11:24 PM

yes are pretty clever and on to me. I have been insecure my entire life......there I came clean! LOL.....even have an eating disorder, physically abusive relationship and quite the record to go with it......but I have grown up a lot and am slowly slaying my demons as I have a daughter and need to lead by example.......then again I like to look at my art as just being edgy.........but you caught me. and although I SEEM confident and many are intimidated by me it's quite ironic....and I often think "if they only knew". ...LOL and now that I am plastered all over this thread let the pack of coyotes come in and get in their digs while they is my sweet solitude and safe place and the only thing I like about myself.

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Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 01/31/2013 - 5:30 PM

The Valiant Don Quixote!!!


Posted by: Robert Kernodle on 01/31/2013 - 5:48 PM

Maria D.,

There are two Roberts in here now:

(1) moi, Robert K. and

(2) the starter of this thread, Robert J.H.

Is Robert K. misspelling the word you mentioned, or is it Robert J.H.?

I have this very romantic notion, you see, that I can fool people into believing that I am a good speller, and I would hate to be living a lie. (^_^)

-- Robert K.


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/31/2013 - 11:27 PM

lawrence that was so cute
Xo, I love that scene, we saw that movie last month... I love it
Robert K who is Miss Pelling?


Posted by: Gina Alequin on 01/31/2013 - 11:30 PM

Romantic means doing something special for someone you care about that makes them happy.


Posted by: Maria Disley on 02/01/2013 - 3:32 AM

Robert is Robert J H who can't spell..:)


Posted by: Jason Christopher on 02/01/2013 - 9:00 AM

And then there is "true" romance...


Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 02/01/2013 - 5:39 PM

Let's see if stays this time :-)!!!


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/01/2013 - 5:43 PM

Maybe he's just saying things the internet doesn't even want to hear...


Posted by: Karen Newell on 02/01/2013 - 6:14 PM

Is it possible to be a cynical Romantic?


Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 02/01/2013 - 6:21 PM

LOL, I wouldn't be surprised if it disappears again :-)


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/01/2013 - 6:32 PM

IDK Karen but I know I have high expectations with low hopes...


Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 02/01/2013 - 7:03 PM

This may not be very romantic...


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/01/2013 - 7:08 PM

Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they've been hurt, they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny, dear part in them that's still alive.
Jeff Bridges


Posted by: Jason Christopher on 02/01/2013 - 7:19 PM

These might help peckish romantics who like to nibble...


Posted by: Karen Newell on 02/01/2013 - 7:23 PM

Perfect quote:) I will try to see that when dealing with cynics!


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/01/2013 - 7:41 PM

Xo, I've been in situations like that... in a way they are very painful


Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 02/01/2013 - 7:47 PM

Yes, and often end up in tears...still, it is said that laughter has the power of healing!


Posted by: Jason Christopher on 02/01/2013 - 7:50 PM

That pancake was once an egg. Or 2.
Muttered the chicken
As she laid
An egg
Or 2
As the chef approached
To sing his romantic song
Of the kitchen
Often roasting

Cockle doo dah


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/01/2013 - 7:54 PM

when I was in an Indonesian hospital with my second episode of dengue fever along with typhoid, strep and melioidosis the doctor told me I shouldn't be alive and if all his patients laughed like I did he'd have a 90 percent success rate.. I was hysterical for some reason and I think it was my bodies way of dealing with it..


Posted by: Xoanxo Cespon on 02/01/2013 - 8:06 PM

I recall you mentioning it in another thread...Laughter has become a therapy and there is the famous case of Norman Cousins...But then again, the Buddhists seem to have known for a long time...

from wiki:

Told that he had little chance of surviving, Cousins developed a recovery program incorporating megadoses of Vitamin C, along with a positive attitude, love, faith, hope, and laughter induced by Marx Brothers films. "I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep," he reported. "When the pain-killing effect of the laughter wore off, we would switch on the motion picture projector again and not infrequently, it would lead to another pain-free interval."

Cousins received the Albert Schweitzer Prize in 1990. He died of heart failure on November 30, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, having survived years longer than his doctors predicted: 10 years after his first heart attack, 26 years after his collagen illness, and 36 years after his doctors first diagnosed his heart disease


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/01/2013 - 8:30 PM

I remember there were several mystic/healers I would visit in Indonesia and several of them had this nervous almost out of place laugh, like a giggling monk it enabled them to go into their working trance..


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