Since July, I have been a fountain of blog ideas. I’m not saying they’re all good: I’m just saying that I am literally seeing topics everywhere.
We know I write ideas in my planner. But, did you know, that I’m going to have to block out December 25th soon so I don’t schedule a post about hemlines or something for that day?
The blogs I’ve been penning recently? Some of these ideas are a month old or older. I came up with an idea yesterday and wrote it down for December third. (Spoiler alert: it’s going to be about the Japanese concept of ikigai)
So, with all this roundabout language, what I’m really trying to say is that today’s blog has an origin story.
One of my neighbors broke up with their significant other. We talked about the heartbreak and the sadness. If apologies work in a case like this. Would they get back together. The stuff that rom com’s are made of.
The stuff that rom com’s are made of…
Oddly, I just finished a book on Sunday where the main character and her boyfriend break up.
How often is this theme used in literature and film? (Hello Ross and Rachel)
Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back again.
How many times have we seen that storyline?
What is it about a breakup and reconciliation that draws us in?
Why do we need to see a couple suffer before they are happily ever after? (I know I know- happily ever after is an overused theme too, but that’s a whole other can of worms, but perhaps we will tackle that on 12/7…)
In reality, how often does the course of love run smooth?
I know more couples that have broken apart before they eventually came back together than couples who just stayed the course. Even to use the Friends analogy (yup, still occasionally watching the reruns) Ross and Rachel were on a break, Phoebe and Mike broke up, leaving only Monica and Chandler to just tough it out.
Do we like to see relationship turmoil in fiction because it mirrors our actual love lives for better or for worse?
Do we like the thought that even if we screw up, there’s a huge opportunity for a second chance?
Where would we be without forgiveness?
Where would we be without second chances?
To go back to my original paragraph, the couple I spoke about are now in the second chance phase.
Yay for love.
Maybe I’ll write a book about them…