One of my favorite songs is ‘Book of Love’ as sung by Peter Gabriel. The words are so romantic and sweet I could, and often times do, listen to it for hours at a time.
The book of love is long and boring and written very long ago
It’s full of love and heart shaped boxes and things we’re all too young to know
But I, I love it when you give me things
And you, you ought to give me wedding rings
The melody is soothing and melodic. It inspires me to dance closely with my man, laying my head on his shoulder and just swaying to the romance of the music (like in the movie Shall We Dance? with Richard Gere where he dances with Susan Sarandan). Enjoying just being held by the man I love.
As romance writers we write extended versions of the book of love. A book written long ago is updated, continued, and altered every time a romance novel is written and shared. Every time we read a romance novel we are reading more about the book of love.
For me love keeps life going and reading and writing romance novels helps me to remember to love everyone. Not just one man, but everyone I come into contact with.
But I, I love it when you read to me
And you, you can read me anything
Is there a song that stirs up such romantic images for you that all you want to do is freeze time and dance with the one you love?