I don’t like watching couples show affection in public. Once while visiting another state, I attended a church service where public display of affection was affirmed and welcomed. One couple actually embraced and kissed during the service and I thought it was so inappropriate. I mean I know you two love each other, but do I have to look at it. When I see it even now, I mutter, “get a room” in serious jest.
But in a moment of clarity and focus, I remember. Once I was engaged in a moment of ecstasy with my true love; we were in public but we were also alone. I knew people were around but my eyes were filled with her. At that moment I didn’t care who saw me or what they thought. That was our special moment to share together. You see, love has no rules of a sort. Personal decency for society’s sake is appropriate I suppose, but I wanted to kiss her every time I saw her, wherever I saw her. I suspect it is no different with same sex couples either and I suspect they care as less about what I think as I did when it happened to me.
No I don’t like it when I see public displays of intimacy regardless of who does it. But guess what, because I have been in love, I’ve learned to get over it. Societal norms not withstanding, It’s not my business nor my right to dictate others expression of their love. I looked myself in the mirror and said get over it; you participated in love too, you know.