Friday, June 08, 2007
L.L.'s post Flirtatious reminded me that being flirtatious with my husband is a worthy and creative pursuit.
So much of my energy is focused on the home and children. It's very easy to neglect my husband's needs, especially when you have a husband who is not a needy husband. (By that, I am saying he is easy to please, although he does need me.)
So, in the midst of reading The Excellent Wife for my Women's Study Group, it's caused me to be more focused on my husband's needs...which is the way it should be.
Specifically, ways to flirt with my husband. Yes, he has me for life, but shouldn't I give him a little to wonder about....to surprise him...to reveal slowly and coquettishly? I like how L.L. likens God's prophecy to flirting. She says:
What is biblical predictive prophecy, after all, but a form of purposeful, redemptive flirtation, direct from the Word himself?
Sara Groves' song to her husband Fly, is one of "our" songs. She reminds her husband that the little things, the lingering looks, the tone of voice allow her to "Fly". It's very true, is it not?
So, tonight, when my husband comes in from work, perhaps I'll give him a longer look, a longer kiss... flirt a little more.
Mary Cassatt, Two Women at Theater