Sunday, 14 February 2010


Love. One little word that has so many different meanings. There are so many ways of saying it or showing it.

Battles and conflict have started and ended because of it, Writers and Musicians through the centuries have been inspired by it. It would be such a miserable world without it. What would Shakespeare have done if love didn't exist? The Beetles would never have been able to write 'All you need is love' and Valentines day wouldn't be celebrated as it is on this day.

But it doesn't have to be just in the romantic sense. Love is an amazing and generous thing. It shares itself with a massive audience and appears in many different forms.

As a writer, what ever genre you may specialise in, Love seems to come into it. Historical fiction;Murder Mystery;Humour;Sci-fi;Crime and even Horror, Love always finds a way of creeping into the plot of a story.

What an amazing word, and even if you are not celebrating Love today as a 'Lover' I hope that you can still appreciate what an incredible thing love is.


  1. Greetings Diane,
    I 'love' this posting. I am a lover of real love. Indeed, it is a word that is bandied about perhaps, at times, a bit too freely, without thinking about the incredible yet fragile power that true love for all things good, can bring into our lives.
    Thanks Diane.
    With respect, Gary

  2. Dear Gary
    Thank you for your lovely comments, I agree it is a word that is used too casually at times, and in others it is not used enough.
    Best wishes

  3. You're so right.
    Love is the heart and soul of humanity.
    Yet sometimes we just cast it aside, tread on it without thought.
    It must be tougher than we realise or it would just leave forever, and where would we be then?