Wednesday, November 3, 2010



How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height. My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight. For the ends of Being and Ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with a passion put in my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose with my lost saints, -- I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of my life! -- and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

Okay. so my girl Elizabeth Barrett Browning hit it on the head when speaking about a LOVE so deep that it only gets better AFTER death. Now that's deep LOVE. When crafting my stories, I try to create Kismetlit heroines who're after a deep love like Elizabeth wrote about. They're women who've experienced "love" only to be hurt, and heartbroken. It's at that point though where they vow to never allow themselves to fall in love again, although we know that's not going to happen. Then in walks our hero. I'll be real. I used to like writing stories where my hero and heroine were the same race, but as I learned and looked at our world, I soon realized that LOVE -- real love has no color...

Remember (Sanaa Lathan's) character Kenya McQueen in the romantic comedy Something New? Kenya was a very savvy, sophisticated sister whose life was in order, or so she thought until she was set up on a blind date with the oh so sexy (Simon Baker) Brian Kelly. He was her polar opposite in all facets. Kenya was organized, met deadlines, and did everything by the book, whereas Brian had this sort of "go with the flow" spirit which was just what Kenya needed. Hence their meeting was KISMET...though Kenya tried to fight it...

Love. A wise woman once told me, there's nothing else in the world like experiencing real love...I haven't found it, and have never been in LOVE. So, for now I'll take her word for it, but until then...I'll keep writing about this thing we call LOVE... 

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