Yeah. This isn’t romantic at all, but Valentine’s Day isn’t really my holiday. It does get me thinking about how closely linked love and pain are. To be in love, you open yourself to another and expose yourself to the pain. That pain can make you cherish love more or be afraid of it. The two emotions are so intricately linked that you see them combined in fiction and reality all the time. Most, if not all, people have experienced the entwined sensations at some point. Sadly, it could be one of the few things everyone can relate to on some level. So, let’s get to talking.
- Do you agree that love and pain are connected and why?
- How do you use that in your writing? If not an author, what do you think of it in fiction?
- What is your favorite love/pain example in fiction?