Saturday, 25 October 2014

Flowers and Hearts aka Light and Hope

The past few days has involved me reading romance books. And this particular one I finished recently - Lovestruck in London - mentioned something about love stories being the fundamental essence in our emotions. All best stories have some love story in it. It had me thinking, is human kind really obsessed with love stories, even if we aren't prepared to admit it? And, (shockingly, for me) the recent novel I finished also has an underlying love story.
  The reason probably why love stories are so addicting is because it is filled with sunlight and hopes. When i sit down to read a dark love story I finish it feeling absolutely nothing for it. We need reminders of light and hope (flowers and hearts) so that we do not get sucked into the spiral of life. Love stories give us that. It hugs you and tells you anything is possible and life has an happy ending if we work towards that. All love stories are about standing up for it. It is about being brave and it has the same effect a book on a girl hero does.
I tell myself love stories are for dreams and not people with ambitions. Then why did I write a story with love? With a (almost) happy ending? Perhaps, subconsciously we know need it. We need that dream to make things brighter and colorful.
"Love stories are the common thread, the thing everyone wants in their life." -Lovestruck in London
 For many this is easy to accept, for people like me this isn't. (Which is probably why I'm writing this post) I have a strong aversion for the whole overdoing the love thing. I ask myself why songs/books/movies can't talk about something other that love. Reading Lovestruck in London opened up a new lesson. It is a concept overdone because that majority  of people are in search of it. Now, I'm okay in accepting love stories are alright if they can fill me with hope and more dreams. It might not be a book that changes the perspective on life, but it is a book that for some days (or more, depending) leaves you feeling the ugliness of the world is manageable.
What do you think about love stories?

If you are curious about this book I kept mentioning you can find a copy here-
Lovestruck in London by Rachel Schurig

Note: Images do not belong to me


  1. This sounds like a really interesting book from the idea it brought about. I am going to go check it out from the link ;) And yes, I have noticed how love is mentioned everywhere, and I would agree - everyone is searching for it, and that's why we don't mind it popping up in so many places. I think that's kind of beautiful in itself, really :)

    1. I'm glad you agree! Everyone is on the quest, irrespective of whether its their main goal.

  2. I am one of the ones who absolutely love over the top romance at times, because I know its not normal or something that I will probably experience, but I also enjoy a realistic relationship at times toot

  3. I agree that the best stories always have a love story somewhere in them :)

    Bella Pummarola

  4. I like love stories and I have great attraction towards dark-romance (no happy endings) I do enjoy happy endings but latter feels more real and being a realistic fiction lover, these are the things that keeps me going. c:

    I'd recommend you to read "Message in a bottle" by Nicholas Sparks. ;)

    1. I am all for realistic endings, but I like it to be on a hopeful note. :)
      Will you believe me if I told you I haven't read a single Sparks book? Yeah, even The Notebook O.O


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