Now some of you may scoff and with good cause but the romantic in me believes in it wholeheartedly. Sure it probably isn’t ‘love’ so much as lust, instant attraction or other such chemical reactions. Yet I believe that you can find that connection, that certain something, after one meeting. We all need something to believe in.
I’ve seen it happen. It’s happened to me. It exists but not necessarily as flowery and romantic as it can appear in books or movies. Cynics liked to bah humbug any hint of instant love. To them I say... (well it isn’t worth repeating...) Yet rom-coms, ballads and romance novels are popular. I love a good (albeit perhaps over the top or farfetched) fictional love story. Fictional being the key word here. I like the fact it may NOT be realistic. That’s the point. If I wanted real life I would watch the news or read a biography (and I do... but I know what I prefer.)
Perhaps I walk through life with blinkers on as I would much rather not know about all the horrid things people do to each other. I don’t want carnage and death. I want love and the kind that isn’t real... that is the POINT. This also the reason I write about it as well, I can escape, fall in love with my characters, create loves stories, and get lost in the romance of it all.