In class this week, we've been focusing on brainstorming. As I told my students: no matter how silly or crazy your ideas may seem -to others or even yourself- the objective is to transfer everything in your head onto paper and get your creative juices flowing.
Based on the results they generated, I'm fairly certain they got the point.
One topic for practice: Gifts to commemorate 100 days of dating (a popular local custom). Students' responses spanned the conventional -a love letter, necklace, ring, and flowers, to the more unusual -plastic surgery, a break-up, and a yacht to name but a few.
It seems romance can assume all sorts of forms.