Seduction

 
I had a very interesting day today that culminated with me having a Pina Colada AND  a Margarita. Suffice to say that my friend and I were staggering across the street like two old drunkards when we were done. And so one of us came up with the brilliant idea to drop in unannounced on a friend who lived across from the restaurant at which we became inebrieted. And so we did. Well, I can’t even describe this friend’s home. She’s a new acquaintance really, and is totally unassuming but then I walked into this penthouse she shares with her husband, and my jaw just dropped off my face. They are an older couple, in their 80’s, but very youthful. And apparently very influential here in town.
But anyways, they are francophiles; they’ve spent years in Paris and they went every year to work on their French and so I’m totally taken with them. Because I’ve always had this love/hate relationship with Paris…. And so, anyhoo, in one of the rooms in their penthouse (omg you need to see this place, it’s so Parisien!!!) she had an assortment of books and one was called, Le Seduction.  Or was it “La“? And of course, I was drawn to it because I’ve always been intrigued by the concept of “seduction.” Since I have no idea how to do it. How does one “seduce” another, you know? I still haven’t figured it out in my old age. I’m about as seductive as a bowl of Ramen Noodles. And so I am always looking for pointers, to educate myself… 
Well, I didn’t have time to read the book because our hosts were on their way out when my friend and I barged in like a bunch of boorish country drunks and so they only have time for a quick showing around the penthouse. But I will say that it got me to thinking and conjuring all sorts of scenarios. And of course, I had to make it into a post.
I think that seduction has to play a big part of successful marriages, don’t you? I don’t think you have to seduce every single day. And seduction does not have to be about ending up in bed either. Seduction is a sensory experience. And how many senses do we have again? Five or six? Whatever. It’s about, you know, stimulating the senses of your spouse in all these different ways– just keeping things edgy and interesting. And a little bit tense. Not too tense. Just a little bit.
I have to tell you, I sense that that couple, in their 80’s, married since in their twenties, are still seducing each other. They go to the gym regularly, btw. It’s crazy. The wife in particular is amazing. She goes to the gym every day and she tightens her butt. It’s crazy!
But very instructive. That is what a successful marriage looks like, darlings. That is the secret to it. Seduction. You have to know how to seduce. And its not just about a tight butt. Although, having a tight butt can’t hurt, I’m willing to bet.
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