The plethora of hearts, chocolate and stuffed animals the size of toll booths igniting the air and the airwaves the past month drove me into thoughtful consideration *and into making a list* of the things I truly love.
Criteria for My List
I limited my truly love list to five items.
Since my spouse, family and Divine Power already have my heart 24/7, my truly love list went beyond the basics.
I asked myself…
What makes me all warm and cozy inside?
What make me smile?
What causes tears of joy and/or pride to drown my eyes?
First, one rant caveat
The word love in our English language is quite pathetic. We have one flimsy word to cover feelings for our beloved, our children, horses, our country, popcorn, military veterans, etc. It doesn’t seem fair! In Italy, for instance, one uses two very different words for the love of a mate versus the love of ice cream!
Greece has at least three great words for love, possibly more. The Arabic language has seven plus. Finland has tons! We have one. Just one. Okay, I’m off my soapbox now!
My Truly Love List (in no particular order) delivered via my true love for horses!
Now it’s your turn! What five things would you list on your truly love list? We’d love to know!
If you like Sassy, Danger and Mystery … you’ll love my novels! I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Silki, the Girl of Many Scarves: SUMMER OF THE ANCIENT. It’s available at your nearest Barnes & Noble Bookseller, on my website, Amazon, B&N.com and more! For your convenience, it’s also available for Kindle, the Nook and most other eBook readers.
Book Two of the Silki series, CANYON OF DOOM, launches soon! Here’s a small synopsis:
Stealing money isn’t the aim of the Mesa Redondo bank robbers. No way. They want the mysterious metal object Silki and her best friend Birdie discovered in the bogs at Canyon Daacha. With Birdie headed up to Kayenta for the rest of the summer, Silki navigates wide-eyed and solo through a whirl of thievery, scary characters, lost artifacts, and a shadowy stranger Silki dubs “Amber Eyes.” Against a backdrop of Monsoon season floods and quicksand, Silki’s plight is complicated by the hateful slurs of a rebellious cousin her family must rescue before it’s too late. Soon, Silki finds herself smack dab in the middle of a plot stretching all the way back to World War II and reaching right into the very soul of her own family.
Watch for it Summer of 2013!
I can’t wait for you to meet my new illustrator, the Drawing Hands!
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