Well, did you?
Okay, just pretend, okay?
The laptop still isn't here. Sadly, stupid Dell is all backed up. But the muse arrived before the media and there's really nothing I can do about that. . .
For my return from the dead post, I want to tell you a little story. A long time ago, when I lived in Rexburg, ID and had only one child, I watched a lot of movies. We didn't have cable and bunny ears in Rexburg are a joke. So when that one child slept I would sew or scrapbook and watch movies.
We had a pretty limited collection at the time (who am I kidding. We still have a limited collection. Now it's just padded out with Disney and veggie tales. . .) and so once I had watched all of our DVDs 3 times through, I started watching them with the directors commentary. In my collection is the classic chick flick, You've Got Mail. I used to have this movie memorized. So when I watched it with the director's commentary, I paid a little bit more attention to it than I think I would have, otherwise.
One of the comments that the director/writer made really stuck out to me. She said that for most of us, we have already fallen in love. We are married or in a committed relationship. But we still yearn for those falling in love moments. The thrill of the first time your hands touch. The excitement of that first kiss. The horror at the thought that he might not really like you, and even more that he just might. But since we can't live these things all over again, all the time, we live vicariously through movies and books, and fall in love again with the characters.
And I couldn't get over how true that is. Most of my favorite chick flicks make me feel what the characters are feeling. And while I was on my little bloggy break I read a book that fit the bill as well. Maybe you've heard of it?
It was a birthday gift (Thank you, thank you, by the way!) And I loved it. Now, I have to tell you it is a romance. BUT, unlike other typical romances where two people fall in love and that is all that happens, there is so much going on that at one point I couldn't put it down. I was actually late for a trip to visit my Grandma because I started reading while I was blow drying my hair and couldn't stop!
(possibly the best part about this experience, I know the author! Well, in blog world I know her. And she is lovely. If you want to get to know her too just head on over. . .)
I'm pretty excited to read the sequel, which has just been finished. . .
If you want to fall in love without actually having to take drastic steps feel free to head to your library to check it out, or even better click on the recommended books button over there <----- and buy a copy for yourself! Because you know you're going to want to read it more than once. . .