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 LondonFor 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
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