Sometimes, I have a tendency to get wrapped around the axle. Yeah, I know. It’s an exercise in futility. But hey, we all have our buttons, yeah? I certainly do. I’ve been known to yell at the TV. Which scares the furbabies. Sometimes, the TV yells at me. Which does NOT scare me. Much. I’m not crazy. No, seriously. I’m not. And as you sit there staring at this wondering what the ever-lovin’ what-the-what-what is going on in my head, let me share this little gem from the Universe…
Young souls lean on science, Silver.
Mature souls lean on faith.
And old souls, Silver, prefer long walks and short talks; whistling to hip-hop, country, or rock; and on occasion, tree spotting.
There! On the horizon! Oak!
Of course science is important, Silver, for counting things, containing viruses, and calculating warmth; it’s just a poor measure of the heart.
I see all of you scratching your heads at this point. I do have one. A point, that is, and one that ties this all together. As a writer, I tend to stay away from hot button topics. If I consistently hit the best sellers lists and had all that name recognition? I’d probably still shy away from them. As it is, I can’t afford to alienate half of my readers. This old world is in a sorry state and yeah, the sides are pretty much split down the middle. Science vs. Faith. Rights and Wrongs. Us vs. Them. Now go back and read the message from the Big U. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all found a little more heart? Yeah, I can get behind that. If you’re looking for me, I’m headed out for a long walk, followed by a short conversation, whistling to whatever tune is on the radio, and oh, look! Oak tree! And then I’m going to take that heart that I’ve found and I’m going to put it into words because what is romance about if not about heart? How’s your heart today?