Lately, I find myself drawn to stories (both in print and TV) with passionate love stories. Why? It may be because I enjoy a good love story, but I think there's more behind that. Some say, you only have one GREAT LOVE in a lifetime. Is that true? I'm not really sure, but what I do know is that passion, in my opinion, is the root of all great things such as love and art.
Without passion, how do you know what moves you? And if you don't know what moves you, how could you love or create? Actually, that answer isn't hard. If you lack passion, you are simply motivated by other means. While there's nothing wrong with that, I can only imagine the unsatisfactory lifestyle of those who are passionless.
I like to think that my life doesn't lack passion, but I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Why? That's what I keep asking myself. Why am I so engrossed in the passionate stories of lovers, life and art? Sometimes it's best to be starved because your creativity has the freedom of your desires to roam - sometimes creating something better than you'd hoped. I've often found myself choosing to keep myself locked away while writing a novel so as not to have the creative process interrupted by the very desires I am writing. It's hard to, sometimes even causing me grief, but while I suffer as a person, my work usually thrives.
Now, however, I find these moments fleeting. It's almost like I've forgotten how to build passion or at the very least exploit it. I have characters needing to be written and stories needing to be spun and I am hung up on the one thing we all crave. PASSION is a rare thing, but it's also the most coveted and what keeps us coming back for more, no matter how toxic the consequences.
What is passion to you? What do you make of my...short comings? How would you add passion to your life? To your story?
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