Hi everyone, happy Thursday!
Sorry to have missed last Thursday’s post with all of my back to school activities. I know some of you stop by specifically for Thursday’s Single Living post. I plan to continue posting my thoughts on single life every Thursday for now. If I need to drop two every other week I will be sure to let you know. 🙂
When it comes to the plots and story lines of books and movies I am a “and they happily ever after” kind of gal. I need my entertainment to give me a break from they everyday stresses and concerns of the world and put a smile on my face. Because of this a am a total sucker for romantic comedies. Yes, the secret is out. (If it ever was really a secret.) I am that single lady with cats who likes to cuddle up on the couch and watch a romantic comedy. What can I say?
I will never give up my romantic comedies so I won’t even try to convince myself or anyone else that I might. If I can get Romancing the Stone or Under the Tuscan Sun on Netflix, I will be a happy camper for the evening. I think, however,that it may be time for a new kind of romantic comedy. The kind of romantic comedy where the unattached hero and heroine are confident, well-balanced, and happy. The kind of romantic comedy where those who are lost,searching, or socially awkward do not need a life partner to make themselves complete but find the answers within themselves. The kind of romantic comedy where “happily ever after” doesn’t necessarily mean wedding bells but that the world is a better place at the end of the story than it was in the beginning. Oh sure, there can be the usual flirting, banter, spontaneous kisses, and goofy misunderstandings that make romantic comedies so much fun but at the heart of the story single people should be seen as amazing in their own right, not lost without a mate.
I am casting a vote for a new way to portray single people in novels, on TV and in the movies. Single people are awesome and we should be portrayed that way. Finding love in this world is always a gift but there are many kinds of love to experience and many ways to experience it. A well lived life gives great opportunities to express and experience love in many different ways. In my new vision for romantic comedies the single characters will reflect this along with a touch of romance. 🙂 Now, if anyone knows of openings for writing positions at the Hallmark channel, drop me a line!
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Until next time,