An acquaintance was bemoaning that she was starting the new year without a romantic love. She felt sad about it. So we started talking about the love that she DID have, rather than the one she lacked. What a revelation. She found she was surrounded with a love she had not recognized.
Backstory It didn’t happen just like that. There was a lot leading up to it. Joan had been in the presence of my fiancé and me for years – on vacations, on outings and at home. She was a careful observer. Now, it turns out, she was about to become a tentative adviser as well. […]
Backstory – Only Then Understand Don’t you just love it when you tell one of your children how things will be – and then they are? That’s what happened with this story. My daughter wanted me to convey all my motherly knowledge. She wanted it all at hand, the moment her baby was born. I […]
Backstory – One Gift We were talking about beauty. Standard wisdom is that beauty fades. Actually, it depends on what you consider beautiful. And that depends on whether your eyes are on something or someone who is loved or simply seen. This story was the result of that reflection. Consider This Show – One Gift […]
Backstory – Touching Just before sitting down to write some Consider This stories, I had been with someone who gave me a warm and hearty bear hug. It left me smiling, warm and fuzzy. I decided my first story would be about that kind of touching. So here it is. Consider This Show – Touching […]
Backstory – Love, One Day At a Time A gentleman new to romance was concerned about what happens when the bloom is off the rose. He never experienced love before and was afraid it was something that could fade away. His concern is what’s behind this story. Consider This Show – Keeping Love Alive Click […]