I’m so blessed to have many friends who are talented writers and are willing to share their work. This week and next, I’ve asked several to join me in the For the Love of Love event. They will be sharing both thoughts on love and a sample of their work. I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase them and hope you will enjoy getting to know them all a little better!
Today, Bette Lee Crosby joins me. Bette is the author of multiple much-loved novels, including Spare Change, Cupid’s Christmas, and The Twelfth Child
For centuries authors have written words about the dance of love, but the stories that touch our hearts are the ones who accept that the dance is forever evolving. When the first chord is struck, lovers come together in a blinding blaze of passion. Her eyes glisten, his arms encircle. There is no time beyond the moment and no world other than the tiny sphere of their love.
As days turn into weeks and weeks into years, time doesn’t diminish that love, but it changes the dance. What began as a wild and passionate tango evolves into a waltz with two bodies bending and moving together, whirling across the potholed landscape of life. After years of trial and error that waltz becomes a slow fox trot with smaller evenly matched steps and when one partner grows weary, they lean on their mate knowing they will be carried. This last dance may not be as exciting as the first, but look beneath the surface and you’ll find there’s true beauty in every step.
Love makes believers of us all-yes, even me. With all the tragic love affairs I’ve witnessed you might think I would by now be disenchanted, but no-I’m the biggest believer of all.
Love makes anything believable. One zap from me and the impossible becomes possible. Women feel their heart start to flutter and wise men begin to act foolish. Up until today Matthew has registered a zero on the gullibility scale, but now that he’s looked into Lindsay’s eyes, he’s ready to be a believer. I can tell you what is going to happen, but I won’t because it would only spoil the fun. Instead I’ll give you this small bit of wisdom-every human should have a dog because somewhere behind the bark and the wag of a tail is a heart that’s bigger than your own and the truth of what love is all about.
In a spot somewhere between Heaven and Earth, Cupid tries to maneuver around the complications that threaten to wreck this romance as he struggles to overcome the forces of lust, jealousy and the events brought on by his nemeses–Life Management. He matched John and Eleanor some thirty years ago, but Life Management stepped in and fouled things up. Now they’re both single and back together again. But before Cupid can give them the happiness they deserve, he’s got to come up with some magic, a few miracles and a dog for John’s daughter.