What really makes the world go round? The cynics would say, "Money, of course." But...the answer is "love". No matter how you fight it, deny it, or define it... it is love. Whether we feel it for a spouse or significant other, a child, a pet, a friend, or bless you if you can feel it for an enemy, nothing on this planet is so motivating as love.
Love. Humanity's most powerful tool. Love...the writer's most powerful tool.
With something so universal to humans, love is the thing that every reader can relate to when developing a sense of a character's worth. Whether it is the motivation in a murder/mystery, the catalyst in the twisted crimes of a deeply flawed individual, or the springboard for a lifelong quest to find a lost love...or just the happily ever after in a romance, humans seek it. Not just in real life, but in the pages of a book.
Love can be beautiful. It can give you wings with which to soar. It can plunge you into the deepest despair. It is tragic; It is triumphant. It is hopeless. It is the ultimate hope. It is elusive. It is tenacious, envious, happy, unhappy, certain, uncertain, gives you strength, makes you weak.
It is the exposure of our very souls...an open door into the most vulnerable places in our hearts.
It is all things...
So, on this day, I acknowledge how blessed I am that my world is going round.
And...okay, one mushy, gushy, romantic song. I sang it as a lullaby to my own three when they were babies, and I sang it to my granddaughter.
♥ So this is Love ♥
Now...go tell someone that you love them! :-) Happy, happy Valentine's Day. May your heart know the
joy of love, today and always...