Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's! Why Do I Love You? I Just do!

My son, Nick (R) and his husband, Tarik, on their wedding day.
Today, I am over at Reviews by Jessewave, asking the holiday-appropriate question: why do we love who or what we love? My blog begins:  

Romantic hero number one, with stars in his eyes, asks romantic hero number two the age-old question, “Why do you love me?” And romantic hero number two, who is a wise man indeed, gives a response that at first blush may seem glib, “Why not?”

This morning I am thinking about why we love what or who we love. That question, I would think, would have great resonance among readers of romance, because it’s core to most of our stories—and often a writer feels he or she needs to give credible motivation for a couple falling in love. And in fiction, I kind of agree, but is it true for real life?

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