by Clarissa Catharn
This would make a beautiful romantic scene in a movie or a book, but does love at first actually exist?
I have long been curious about instant love, and even more so now since I turned to writing romances. What is it about a person that makes the other instantly fall in love with them? Is it the eyes, the voice or the physical attributes?
Never having been caught in such a situation, my sensibilities have always warned me to take into account the inner character of a person whilst dating. However, the idea of dropping all those internal alerts and falling for a person at first sight had always attracted me. Surely if there are several cases of people testifying to their own experiences of instant love, then there has to be some credence to this phenomenon. It baffles me when some critics call it lust and yet there are numerous couples who have stood the test of time and lasted the relationship to the very end of their life.
As a romance writer, I have dabbled with the idea in my books, particularly in A Jar of Dreams. Eric Tanner, a young boy of eighteen falls in love with Anne immediately upon seeing her and without even knowing she is blind. When he does learn of her disability, he regardless protects her despite her being utterly clueless of his existence. Fifteen years later, his heart stops in the very same way when he sees her again.
Scientific study shows that love at first sight is possible and is simply an evolutionary form of a mating shortcut. So it must be lust then? Not according to some studies that state that if a person falls head over heels in love whilst gazing into the eyes, it most probably is real love. However if a person is checking out the package so to speak, then that would most likely be lust.
On the other hand, psychics would probably brand instant attraction as the discovery of a soulmate. One has lived a past life with the other and immediately connects spiritually on meeting again in the present life.
Be it psychics or scientific study, my romantic side appeals to the notion that love at first sight does exist. In a world filled with strife and terror, a little love even if it be mythical provides some hope and relief that love- whatever form it maybe, will prevail over all.
Once an English teacher, she embarked on a law profession before finally realizing it was writing she really wanted to pursue. After almost eight romance novels, each with eclectic themes ranging from a Cinderella re-telling to the barren war torn lands of Afghanistan, Clarissa is currently on a journey with her next novel titled The Yearning.
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Clarissa's Newest Release: A Jar of Dreams
Eric knows how to live in silence. He’s done it all his life. So when he discovers Anne is blind and living on her own, he thinks this would be his perfect hideout.
But then he makes the mistake of his life. He forms an attachment to her. And for a man in his profession, such attachments are a weakness. Now, he must do everything he can to protect Anne from the world he’s come from.
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