litework wrote:Awww but what about the romance of it all?
I'm more of a words and action person than a stuff person. Romance, to me, is treating your lover EVERY DAY the way you'd treat them if you suddenly found out they only had six months to live. You two aren't co-dependent, but you're sweet, you know? Have a good time. Laughing at a great joke until we cry and then kissing sweetly is more romantic to me than, say, being given something. Sometimes, yes, gifts are awesome, but I suppose I associate gifts with exes or people I know who act like jerks one minute and then dote on their lover the next--feels slightly disingenuous. I know a lot of people like gifts, but my mom and I are kind of similar, though she actually gets physically ILL opening a present at Christmas. No one's bought her anything, ever, and she LIKES that. That I don't get, but I'd rather get a gift just 'cause than, say, a big "important" gift like a ring on an anniversary or something similar.
I dunno, even when I was a kid, I never really wanted
anything, that I can remember. I liked books, and I think the only thing I ever really remember seeking out were beanie babies and a Tamagotchi, but only because I was teased for not having any, and I didn't like being teased. Whereas some of my friends' houses were messy with toys everywhere, my family had a lot of books, papers, and bits of invisible tape stuck everywhere. I don't know what the invisible tape was all about, but I fucking LOVED invisible tape as a kid. I stuck it everywhere, drawing or writing on it, and then I realized I could use it to make rudimentary books and little stick figures or something. I made a lot of things.
I was a weird kid.
And I like chocolate, I just don't like receiving it as a formal gift because then I feel weird eating it, especially if the other person won't eat it with me.
EDIT: Wait, I do like some flowers--if they're pressed or seedlings and I can plant and cultivate them. I can't have a garden right now, but I'd love to. I'm thinking of getting into bonsai, actually.