One of the more popular I wish I were on the beach reads this past summer was 28 Summers by Elin Hildebrand. I am about to reveal a major plot point so tread accordingly. SPOILER ALERT: though, what I reveal will become apparent after two chapters…
28 Summers is about two people who meet, fall in love, and realize that there are obstacles that will not allow them to be together as a couple. I know…I know…originality is key here…
As the couple embarks on their first weekend together, they manage to watch the movie “Same Time, Next Year” which is about a couple who meets up for exactly one weekend a year for a whole bunch of years…
So guess what the couple in our book decides to do?
I think the title sort of gives it away…
So the question of the day: What do you think about this controlled way of having a “relationship”?
Imagine being able to see only the best parts of someone? To never argue with them about who threw out the garbage and whether the toilet seat is up or down or has been left on massage by accident?
To look at someone with only love and lust? Can you imagine that? To see someone with fresh eyes for three days a year? To not speak to them or contact them for the other 362?
Would you be able to only see, touch, speak to this person for only three days a year?
What if your partner approached you and said that they wanted to have a weekend off from the relationship once a year?
What if they didn’t, but this is what they’ve been doing on their writer’s retreat/fishing weekend?
Now that I may have planted a seed of doubt into everyone…
Is there merit to a relationship such as this?
Obviously, I know there are downfalls. Jealousy. Cheating. Morality.
But, could there be plusses?
Randomly chosen song of the day: