BRINGING YOU THE BEST IN ROMANCE FICTION
Summer is here, and with it time for graduations and weddings.
Sometimes life gets in a rut, with the same routine and daily life lulling us into a sense that things will go on like this forever. This is it. However, the one real constant in life is change. People marry. They have children. Children even, hard as it is for some parents to admit it, grow up.
There are reason movies and books are often set during meaningful moments. Graduations, weddings, birthdays, and funerals are big favorites. They take our everyday life and condense it, squeezing it down in a moment, as if crushed in a giant grip that will shove us through a narrow doorway into the next phase of our lives. We suddenly see where we are, right now, when we are on our way somewhere else.
It’s good to acknowledge big moments. Weddings, funerals, and graduations mark ends and beginnings. For some people, it’s just another party. For others, it’s life-changing.
There are other life-changing moments, of course: lottery winnings, accidents and illnesses, the last time you speak with someone, or meeting that someone new who will change your life. These things aren’t always anticipated, but they’re just as real. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were accompanied by a trumpet blast and confetti so we knew? The best we can do is recognize them after the fact.
So, even though we can’t see all the big moments coming, that makes it even more important to celebrate and mourn the life-changers we do see.
Go to the wedding. Cheer for the new graduate.
And even, occasionally, celebrate your comfortable rut, while waiting for the unheard trumpets and unseen confetti to change it all.