There’s a funny tale about soy candles in our family. Every year we stay in a cottage in Montauk. Last year, my son accidentally broke a soy candle at an overpriced gift shop. The proprietors had it hanging off the edge of a low shelf, but still insisted we pay for the candle. It turned out to be a fragrant soy candle and kept our cottage smelling beautiful throughout the visit . I quickly learned the difference between cheap candles and pricey, clean-burning ones.
Ages ago, I lived in Mali. Every moment of every day, I wished… Hey! There’s an idea. I could write a book about the Mali those wonderful citizens deserved, a story about waving a magic wand to make it so. Of course, I’d have to throw in a little (or a lot) of hot sex and Girls Bcn too. Maybe a fight or three, a little sci-fi time-travel stuff, or a fairy godmother, or… The possibilities are endless.
Once I moved I found another girl who objectively is a lot better suited for me than my last girlfriend in many ways. For instance, she was able to show that she cared for me much more clearly, but I was never able to put my whole heart into her and the relationship.
That’s how far we have come in our modern day lifestyle that seems to thrive on complications and stress. Of all things, love should be stress free. It should be, however, we know that any emotion with anything close to the power of love can become explosive. Un-conditional love stops that nonsense. Un-conditional love says that what I do for you brings me the great joy, not what you do for me. Un-conditional love is the love that never can die. We can never ever run out of the joy and thrill of love if love is what we freely give, and see it flourish in the eyes of the receiver.
The part of the quote that speaks to self-growth is “you can only help him discover it within himself” is so true. We all know deep inside us what we need. Often times that wisdom is hidden from us as we have built up defenses and shut off the ability to get in touch with our authentic self. By being open to discovering our essence we are able to discover strengths and talents that we may not have t known we had.
It’s all in the split screen, my friends. Speaking of which, I can only recall two times that John McCain used his trademark phrase. Could it be that McCain’s handlers convinced him not to speak those two words which have been so overused in his campaign? Anyway, because viewers could see the reactions of both men at all times on the split screen, john Mccain suffered from the Al Gore effect. You see, about this point in the 2000 election, Al Gore had an 11 point lead and was said to have “won” the debates on substance.
My stories are peopled with average characters thrust into situations that challenge their abilities, and sometimes their patience. A bit of humor always mixes with a bit of sadness, and you’ll find a character to root for. I hope you explore how my heroine and hero navigate the stumbling blocks I put in their path of building a lasting relationship. One thing my stories guarantee is a happy-ever-after ending.