Imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. ~ Jane Austen
Smart lady, Jane Austen, and clever with words.
Imagination jumps all over the place when inspiration kicks in, turning the mind into a mess. A first draft is but shed thoughts. Yet certain aspects of the story are so firmly set, they never change.
Let me back up for a moment and let’s talk about love.
When I was a teenager, my family traveled to Turkey and Greece — both close to Romania. In Greece, we met a family whose son Basi (Basileus) made my heart hop skip and jump, and for the first time brought something akin to Jane Austen’s quote into focus. We became good friends, Basi and I, and remained friends for a long time. But my heart still jumped.
How This Pertains to the Story
Stranger or Friend doesn’t have a huge element of romance to it, but there is some. One particular evening Zoe and Sebastian become very close, and in case your mind is wandering in that direction, Sebastian is of … Greek descent.
Basi is not the person I had in mind when I described Sebastian (more on that in a different post), but love sure is strange. It takes us back to that very first emotion that made the heart hop skip and jump. Wild and crazy how imagination also jumps, like the arrow on the map above, from the U.S. all the way to Greece.
I must apologize for not being as active as during previous Challenges. Book release and promotion is work. I hope my old friends trust I will visit, as always, and new friends know that blogging is a long-term relationship. This is the first dance.
Have a great weekend, dear blogging friend! Look forward to visiting with you.