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Monday, February 6, 2012
My Favorite Romance: Ashleigh my Sister-in-Law
This is the girl that happens to be perfect for Brother #1. If anyone knows about real romance, she does. She happens to have an amazing husband (maybe I'm biased?? I don't think so) and the best part--she knows it. They spoil each other, and they're so cute. So of course I asked her about her favorite romance scene and she chose something awesome, as I expected she would.
It's kind of silly and atypical, but I still love it. It's from The Tale of Despereaux, pages 31-32
"The princess smiled at Despereaux again, and this time, Despereaux smiled back. And then, something incredible happened: The mouse fell in love.
"Reader, you may ask this question; in fact you MUST ask this question: Is it ridiculous for a very small, sickly, big-eared mouse to fall in love with a beautiful human princess named Pea?
"The answer is... yes. Of course, it's ridiculous.
"Love is ridiculous.
"But love is also wonderful. And powerful."
Okay so there it is. I love this part because after the king tells Despereaux to go away, he yells to the princess, "I honor you," and I love that phrase! Even though it's a silly story of a mouse falling in love with a princess (but fortunately, not silly enough of a story that any relationship actually comes from it), he respects her so much and tries to protect her, even though all odds are against him. I think that happens in real life, in real love--- and the sentiment that love is wonderful, powerful, and ridiculous is soooo true as well!!!
I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.