Wife whispered in my ear, “She‘s in love with him.”
She sat front row and watched him without pause.
No phone check-ins.
No beverage drinking.
Barely a blink.
Minutes later, she remained seated as I approached, kneeled, and asked, “Do you know the performer?”
“He’s my boyfriend,” she said.
I shared how I found him to be an entertaining performer all around.
She said my assessment was the same reason she greeted him after witnessing one of his shows.
I asked, “Are you in love with him?”
“Yes,” she said.
I used to wish I asked her one more question… “Does he know you love him?”
Except I no longer believe the answer matters – because many things can be said without words.
A single glance and my wife knew how she felt about him.
One look was a love story.
Of course, many are capable of seeing such things off the page. Many can experience this vision in life.
But can one transfer this sight onto the page?
Can this lens be given to readers so they see the words and just know, “She’s in love with him.”
I contend attaining this skillset is worth striving for.
I propose creating this connection with an audience is the mission.
I believe the fulfillment of purpose is the result.
But the path is narrow.
Because the craft must be treated like a healthy partnership.
It requires communication, commitment, integrity, time, gratitude, sacrifice, faith, and more.
It’s a never-ending love story.
Are you honoring yours?