Monday, February 22, 2010

"True Love, he said true love!" --Valerie, "The Princess Bride"

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was all right. Sunday night me, my husband and my son went to Chili's for dinner, that was fun (I'm not being sarcastic, I promise). Saturday was fairly low key, but nice.

Recently a fellow writer friend of mine and I were talking about the movie The Princess Bride. I'm reminded how well rounded that story is. It has pretty much everything. Romance, action, comedy, suspense.

However, there's one theme that resonates...true love.

True love...the reason many of us write romance...or even the reason some of us write what we write...

The love of words upon the page, the love of another. The love of storytelling. It's in us, a part of us and influences us.

We all have our definitions of true love. For some, it's the ultimate sacrifices a person can make for another. For others, it's about self improvement. Still, for others, it's about doing what you most enjoy or being with the person you most want to be with.

For me, it's a combination of all that. And sometimes it's that undefinable thing that you see, but don't know how to describe.

So what's your definition of true love? How does true love drive you?

Have A Miraculous Monday!


Ryan Vukmanovic said...

My definition of "Twue Wuv" is knowing that my Beloved is the only one for me and the one worth dying for. I use that same feeling when writing. My characters are made from that love. They express the same wants, desires, pains and trials that I face day to day. That my wife and I face together.

Bethany said...


That makes sense to me. :-)