The world is a sad place. It’s in a sorry state. Violence like what happened in Arizona this past weekend is happening more, not less. There’s a lot of talk about the political discourse in our nation and if that adds to these violent responses, and whether you believe that is true or not, whenever I hear about violence like this, I always go back and read Barbara Kingsolver’s essay, “Life is precious, or it’s not.” Though I don’t whole-heartedly agree with everything she says, it always makes me think. And the more this kind of thing happens, the more I wonder if she’s right.
Anyway, when the world gets me down, I’m not afraid to use romance as a little escape, a pick me up. I know that things are going to end happily no matter how bad it gets. I know that love will conquer all. And while I believe in that for the world too, we’re going to need a whole lot more love to make it work.