We all knew this day would come… the topic that those of us who are single dread, lol. Okay, it’s probably just me. And I’ll own that I probably just have issues…ISSUES PEOPLE. And it all stems around this one question—DO I BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, SOUL MATES AND DESTINY?
Such a loaded question. Politically speaking, I have to say yes…after all, it’s my livelihood. Characters in books often don’t have the luxury of ‘time’. You only have a finite number of pages to create their romance, and readers really don’t want to waste chapters on all the awkward beginnings…or middle sections. Authors need to hit the highlights of a couple’s journey. Not endless dates at the café drinking coffee. This means entire books are built around the concept of falling in love quickly. And completely.
Realistically…it’s an odd concept. Mostly because we, as people, change so much as we grow. Finding that one person who ‘completes’ us—and will for the rest of our lives—is far more challenging than it sounds. And knowing that person is right for you with nothing more than a single meeting?
You can see the issue. It’s almost a no-win situation. So, I’ll have to fall back onto my own personal feelings… dangerous territory people. Though it sort of is the purpose of the blog. Hey, this is a scary topic…I need latitude here.
My personal answer is… YES. I do. Though I have yet to succeed in this area, I remain a hopeful romantic. I have a few amazing friends that I knew would be life-long buddies from the first moment I met them. I remain optimistic that I might, yet, find someone who makes you feel this way romantically. Or maybe it’s just my determination not to give up, lol.
Though I do think that even soul mates, or couples that fall fast and hard have to work to make love last. Because the story doesn’t end once they fall in love. There’s still a lifetime of living left. And that’s what puts any love affair to the test.
But at the end of the day…I think everyone wants to believe in the concept, if for no other reason than to maintain faith. And I need a mountain’s worth of faith.
And while you’re at it, check out this awesome song (where I borrowed the title from) that my oldest has been listening to. Oh, young love…it also gives me hope, even if I am a bit jealous.
Check out the other ladies…see what they think.