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In Defense of Romance

By World on The Run

Harper’s Bazaar – We use the word romance for everything: candlelight, flowers, flying to Paris on a whim (which may be the most romantic). It’s defined as, “a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.” My own ideas of romance range from ’90s romantic comedies, photographs by Brassaï, or any film starring Cary Grant. The more I try to examine anything deeper than those impressions, the concept turns to dust under any weight. It’s strange how the word is such common parlance, but its essence remains unclear…

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