Stepping outside

12 Sep


I seldom step outside of Romantic Dominant.

He is me, but then he is not. He is part of me, but I am not part of him.

The last post was my 300th in the Notebook. There were a couple of hundred more in Love Affair Diary. And there were still more in the blogs before that. I have known a few of you for all that time. There are some of you who know me well. A rare few I have been fortunate enough to meet. And I have learned much about one or two of you. Sometimes beyond words. I am grateful for what was shared.

It is not over by any means. There is surely a finale. To steal and modify from Leonard Cohen – Like any Dominant he is watching for the card that is so high and wild he’ll never need to deal another.
I hope it is someone heavenly as sin.

So far it has been a glorious experience. To be read by friends and strangers is far more than my story, or at least the fragments of my story, deserve.

So I’m stepping outside of Romantic Dominant for just a moment.

To say – and I am sorry it is such a cliché – thank you.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez

PS Some readers have taken this post as a farewell. It is not by any means. It is just a thank you.


Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Still Life


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35 responses to “Stepping outside

  1. Erika Caramori

    September 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    How long will this moment last?


    • Romantic Dominant

      September 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Just for the post. it seems have started rumours of my own demise


      • Erika Caramori

        September 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

        Hum… I feel ashamed. I thought I was reading about the inevitability of a farewell… It surely would make me feel a huuuuuge “saudade”… 🙂


  2. Sheila Hall (@TheDarkerFun)

    September 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I hope for a brief moment,
    not the moments that spread out across time and space.
    *worried and sad eyes*

    I understand the need to walk away for a bit. I wish you luck and a swift return.


  3. Butterfly Joy

    September 13, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Thank you Romantic Dominant. It’s been a pleasure following you on wp. Your words are always so beautiful.


  4. hotlilmess

    September 13, 2013 at 3:24 am

    ..and i simply say thank you.


  5. Maggie Carpenter

    September 13, 2013 at 4:18 am

    And yet I didn’t feel you step outside. You simply did not post those deliciously seductive phrases and haunting memories and moments, but celebrated a milestone with those who made it so, those of us who read and wonder and imagine. 300 – a triple century.


    Though it’s not been a long friendship, we have had our moments, Mr. R.D., and I thank YOU, kind Sir, for each and every one of them.


  6. Marian Green

    September 13, 2013 at 4:57 am

    “Sometimes beyond words.” That gave me goosebumps. Thank you sir for each and every one of those 300 posts.


  7. carolinejuliette

    September 13, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Thank you, Sir for sharing your lovely words…


  8. lostgenny

    September 13, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations… And thank you x


  9. April

    September 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations, and thank you as well. You were one of the first bloggers to read and support my own writing. Your support was invaluable in giving me courage to continue writing publically. To spite my erratic commenting, I have enjoyed all of your posts…some to spite myself. ;-). May your story continue in whatever fashion serves you best. Be sure that we will happily follow…


    • Romantic Dominant

      September 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you.
      Your writing is clever, perceptive, sensitive and full of character.
      Smiling at you enjoying in spite of yourself. I won’t ask which.


  10. theredvelvetchair

    September 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    And many thanks to you for sharing with us.


  11. pivoine68

    September 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    300? Champagne for everyone! Thank you for writing and for sharing with all of us. Your words touch my heart pretty much every time I read them.



  12. Growing Up Little

    September 18, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Love that you are quoting Leonard Cohen.
    Congrats on your 300th.
    I am so grateful to be following and reading every single post…


    • Romantic Dominant

      September 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      How can I not quote dear Leonard.

      And I am delighted you are reading each of them


  13. JoanneBest

    September 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    it’s good sometimes, to step out of yourself and into yourself, if that makes sense; congratulations on 300, i wish you 300 more, to be followed by 300 more, and so on, thank you for sharing your selfs 🙂


  14. janineyork

    September 27, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Thank you for your eloquent and sensual words to fill my mind with wonder and delight. You are inspiring and so very entertaining to read.


  15. lunastarla

    September 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautifiully crafted pieces of writing and thank you for inspiring me. 🙂


  16. hisalone2016

    September 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Thank YOU for writing…for sharing Your life…Your love…..You. Thank You for giving words to things we feel and have no words for….for things we hope…and for different reasons, don’t dare express.
    THANK You.



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