Control Switch On explores themes found in romance novels
The following real life passages may remind you of your favorite romance books:
I could see the raw, emotional pain upon her face. It hurt me to see her so troubled, and I soon came to realize that most of what comprised a relationship was unseen or even unspoken. I made my amends to her—in both actions and heartfelt words—and was able to make whole again what was nearly lost. I promised myself that I would never do something like that again. This became a turning point for me, an epiphany if you will. And so, we grew back and forth in a seesaw fashion—she becoming more established in the light, and I becoming more grounded and committed to her. Soon, I was staying the night, and eventually, I was lingering until the next morning.
When we were alone, Maureen would tell me of the love, hope, and aspirations that she had for her children; whereupon, I would caress her cheek to help the pain go away. To cheer her, I would tell her a funny story or something silly to make her laugh. With a kiss and a caress, we would spend time together, idling the hours away.
The dynamics of Ryan’s and Erika’s interpersonal interactions were of great interest to me. They say that opposites attract, and this adage was epitomized by Ryan and Erika. Erika was upper crust. She enjoyed dining with presidents, kings, queens, and dignitaries from around the world. Yachts and ballroom dance marked her social scene. Ryan, on the other hand, wanted little to do with this highfalutin lifestyle. He felt more at home on the back of a horse. Driving bushels of apples to market or chopping wood made his day, hence the jeans and cowboy boots. What transcended their vast differences was that they shared a particular key intellect and a common sense of purpose in life.
“THE LOVE AND JOY EXPRESSED IN ROMANCE NOVELS ENCOMPASSES ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY BECAUSE THE HEART IS SO LARGE AND WONDEROUS THAT IT TRANSCENDS THE LIMITATIONS SET BY THE MIND.” — IRA TELLER