Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. -Maya Angelou
I’ve often been accused of writing complicated women. Women who don’t react in a way that would make it easy for the hero to love her. It’s the harder way to tell a story of love but surprisingly I’m not just telling a story of love but one of life also. None of us do exactly as we are told. If you’ve read the Good Book (read: Bible) even just a little bit, starting at the beginning, you know we’ve been working against our best interests since the beginning of time yet we are still here, living and loving, creating by Grace. We are more than just an existence; we are the manifestation of all that is good and yes sometimes, what is bad in the world. Because of that fact, as a writer who likes writing people as they are, I have to show the good, the bad, and that ugly we’d wish didn’t exist in a romantic love story. Yet, it’s the only way to see if the love that I insist they both pick up and try, is genuine; if it is worth fighting for.
So yes, I will agree to choosing the most hard to love people at times because I in fact believe she or he is worthy of that love. She is worth the patience, kindness, goodness in the world and if there is a person who has not only the fortitude but the desire to embark on the journey of life with her, I want to write about them. What a fantastic story to write, really. Imagine the life they go on to have; one in which they have grown, have perfected in such a way that these two individuals are better than before. Why wouldn’t I want those people? Not perfect in the beginning; but boy when I get done with them…
I’m telling you this as a warning that those sticking with me won’t get easy but you will get life, love, and all the goodness you deserve.
So tell me, who is the most hard to love character that you found you loved anyway?