It was the slippers that did it. I woke and slowly, dully swung my legs out of bed to the floor and looked at the pair of boring grey slippers awaiting my feet. I opened the curtains - another day of sullen grey-yellow cloud.
What is missing from my life I said to myself, is a little romance. And in that moment I changed my word. Romantic. I will explore my inner romantic. A little kernel of excitement cracked open somewhere within me....somewhere near my heart.
I threw the slippers in the bin.