Monday, February 23, 2015

Happily Ever After

I went to a wedding on Saturday at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, which may be the oldest hotel in San Francisco. If not the oldest, it's one of. The architecture is beautiful- marble and stained glass, chandeliers that glitter, and polished wood that shines.

The flowers were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the DJ had everyone up and dancing the whole night. He actually had to stop the music in order for people to sit down and eat.
But that is not why we go to weddings. We go to witness the love between the couple, as they promise to share their lives together; to celebrate with them, and support them.

Everyone loves a good happily ever after, in real life and in romance novels. 
I love witnessing two people who can't take their eyes off each other. They're in love, and know it's not just tonight they will go home together, but for the rest of their lives.
Two people who can't stop smiling because they are so giddy, knowing the other is now their partner, and has committed to a life together.
I love LOVE, and the whole process of falling in love. From the stomach flipping butterflies the first time your eyes connect, to the emotional support of your best friend and lover when one of your parents passes away. Love is so important in our lives.

That is why I write romance. That is why I will continue to write romance. That is why if I end up writing suspense, fantasy, scifi, horror, there will always be a romantic element in my writing.

Love makes us laugh, cry, scream, grind our teeth, giggle, and snort. Love makes us feel nervous, happy, scared, peaceful, powerful, optimistic, inspired, confident, courageous, accepted, and hopeful.

Love makes us feel.

That is why in every one of my stories, there will be a happily ever after, or at the very least a happy for now ending.

Congratulations to our friends Ahmad and Sarah, now Mr. and Mrs. Almulla, married the twenty-first of February, 2015. Love and happiness to you both.

Why do you read romance? Do you require a HEA in your romance novels? Please leave a comment.

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  1. I always have an element of romance in my writing for the same reasons! Love makes us feel, indeed! Great post. :)

    1. Yep, best feeling ever. Thanks for reading. Happy Monday.

  2. Great post! Being in love with love, I call it.

    1. Right. A true romantic. Thanks for reading. Happy Monday.

  3. Lovely post. I don't require a happily ever after at the end of the romance novels I read, but I do like to get the sense that the universe is balanced at that exact moment.

    1. I like that sentiment. Balance. I hate reading a book and feeling angry at the end. Needless to say, I'm not a fan of "...better to have loved and lost..." story lines. Thanks for reading.