Friday, June 10, 2011

Love Note Rocks

Any true book lover can tell you that historically, the longest-lasting writings are all done in stone. The question is, is your love for your wife long lasting enough to put it on stone? This isn’t for the faint of heart now, if your love won’t last as long as that stone you’re putting it on, are you sure you want to declare it there?

Granted, etching words in stone with a hammer and chisel is a rather cumbersome task. Fortunately for us, we don’t really have to go to that extreme. No, instead of etching our messages into the stone, I think it would be much more practical to paint them on the stone.

Here’s how you do it:
  • Gather some nice stones, something about the size of a fist.
  • Clean your stones (your wife isn’t going to want dirty stones; besides, the paint won’t last)
  • Figure out which way the stones sit better (which side is up). Paint a small (1” – 2”) circle or oval on the up side of each of them, with acrylic or latex paint. Allow it to dry.
  • Paint your wife’s name in the circle. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
  • Now, flip the stone over and paint the entire underside of it. Allow the paint to dry.
  • Paint a loving phrase inside that circle. Allow it to dry thoroughly.

In case you’re having some trouble coming up with loving phrases, here’s a few that you can use:
  • I love/need/want you (real original, right?)
  • You are wonderful
  • You are beautiful
  • You are the world’s best wife/friend/lover (whatever you want to put there)
  • You make me happy/feel special/want you more
  • I never get tired of just looking at you
  • How was I so lucky to get you?
  • You rock!

Now that your love note rocks are ready, you need to make the delivery. There’s a couple of ways you could go about that. One is to put them in your flower garden, then casually take your wife out there to look at the flowers, letting her discover them. Another is to place them along a route and take a walk to find them (only, you’d better be ready to carry them back for her). You could even make a little cluster of them in a basket, or by the front door and let her find it.

No matter how you make the delivery, your wife will be the only woman in the neighborhood whose husband loves her enough to make his love note so permanent as to put it on stone.

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