Romance is defined as:
1. A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.
2. A quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.
No matter how it is defined, it is hard to maintain in a relationship that lasts for a long time. I have not achieved this in my life and it is my belief that few people ever experience the kind of love and romance that can only be lived with one’s soul mate.
The Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols story seems to be an example of a romance that lasted for years, and demonstrates that it is never too late.
Nichols had been married and divorced 3 times and had 3 grown children. Of his love for Diane, he stated: “I had loved other women before, but not like this.”
“I knew before he spoke, I knew before he was walking across the room … I knew something was happening. – Diane recalled in an interview. Nichols and Sawyer married on Martha’s Vineyard on April 29, 1988 – and ever after were one of New York’s reigning power couples, as well as most private, even to one another, it seems.
“I think one of the romantic things is simply the way he reaches for my hand all the time. We rarely fight, and I remember once when we were arguing he stopped in the middle of it and said, ‘Well, this is sort of fun, too.’ And it was! ” – said Diane. About Diane, Nichols explained, “She is the kindest, smartest, most beautiful woman I’ve known. I love her entirely.”
Sawyer once summed up her husband to PEOPLE: “He’s generous and adventurous and a little wild and utterly kind. It’s that combination of something you’re completely sure of and something dangerous and interesting. And he’s also the funniest man on the face of the earth.”
Wow! A story worth reading: http://www.people.com/article/diane-sawyer-mike-nichols-romance-marriage