When you close your eyes, you think of them. You think of their messy hair when they wake up in the morning, of their silly dance that is so sacred that only you have ever seen it. You carry them around in your heart like a child carries its blankie: comforted by its presence, afraid to let go. You think of the secrets you two have shared, in quiet voices, in the darkness. You count the days by how many breaths they have taken, how fast time flies when you’re with them, how many moments you have shared together, and how many infinities you have been apart.
But romance doesn’t have to be cheesy, and it doesn’t have to be between two people who are fated to get married and live happily ever after. It doesn’t even have to be about love, as we know it. It can be about two odd friends who cherish each other’s company, two enemies who realize that the reason they are enemies is because of their mutual desire for companionship, or even two objects that work together in harmony. Romance is a word that describes an incomprehensible feeling -- more than just chemistry in your brain, more than a genre, and more than sex. It is being fully in the present, treating humans like we deserve to be loved.
It is everything we should aspire to.
Each of the books in this capsule are meant to feel “red,” and will bring feeling and passion to your life. Each of the books are romantic in their own, quirky ways. This capsule comes with 3 books, 2 of which are short story collections.
- Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera
- I Am an Executioner: Love Stories by Rajesh Parameswaran
- The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
- A handwritten letter from the founder, detailing why we chose these books
- A super cute bookmark ($5 value!)