I don’t actually read a lot of romance when it comes to the books that I read. I feel like lately I’ve read so many books that range on so many different genres its hard to pin down what I have read that incorporates intentional romance…I just finished The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, and amidst the world coming to an end this preteen girl was struggling with having a crush on this skateboarding boy named Seth Morano. They would go to the beach together and help the beached and dying whales and that was there dates. They would spy on the neighbours who were different than them, and they kissed once. This innocent, but desired love was so simple and sweet and honestly…necessary when it comes to a story about “the end of the world.”
When it comes down to it, when you know that the end is near, who do you draw near? Your loved ones, the people who make you feel the best, and you cherish your time with them and hold their hands. These two preteens clung to eachother for their ending days because their families cannot provide that part of their romantic relationship to them.
Needless to say, in the midst of the end of the world, love still can be a priority, not just gathering peanut butter tubs and flashlight batteries. Throughout reading this book I have wondered what I would do if the time started slowing (which was the notifier for the people of this book that the world is…slowing? Ending? Is something.) and I think I would just spend more time with the people I love. Spend more time doing what I love. And travel, everywhere.
I hope you’re all having a decent week. Just an update on not scheduling what has happened is that I have had trouble motivating myself to getting work done or working out, so I think for the next week or so I’m going to have to schedule in workouts, yoga and my work schedule, and then when I do make plans with friends to write them down, because otherwise I’d forget and that’s not very nice, is it? I can’t say I love not scheduling my life, but, what can ya do?