If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve most likely seen or at least heard of Romancing the Stone. You know, that movie in the jungle with those two people?
Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner? Came out in ’84? Pretty much, they’re in the jungle and she’s a romance novelist from New York (fish out of water much?). But, push comes to shove and voilà, ipso facto, ergo, et al. they fall in love.
That is in no way relevant to this blog but it’s a romantic comedy of sorts. Check it out if you have a couple hours of boredom.
What I’m trying to get to is how we chose the name for this blog. We were about to settle on Emily & MG but we weren’t super convinced. I was thumbing through the internet and and saw this movie. I figured I could do something semi-impressive with it.
Bear with me as I try to explain this method to my madness.
According to my Webster’s New International Unabridged Dictionary, Romanticism is defined as such:
As a response to the Enlightenment, the Romantic movement allowed for emotion and imagination to re-immersed into literature, art and music. Instead of focusing on an ordered and formal world that relied heavily on scientific reasoning, Romanticism directs it focus to expressionism and individualism.
The idea behind this blog is to have a place where we can express our ‘groans’ and pains and tribulations that we undergo alongside our happy moments (which are far and few between). Romancing the Groan, will be our literary movement to help us find our paths in life. Or as we like to call it, our road to mediocrity because we haven’t set our bar very high.
E & MG