We first enter this world experiencing the familial bonds of love, but as we grow older and are influenced by books, movies, and love songs we begin to crave that one sublime connection with another person, an affinity that transcends normal everyday relationships of family, friends, and peers. We long for the one who will make our hearts swell with unchartered feelings. The way we dress, carry ourselves, or the connections we make seem to point us in the direction of our search.
As we live our lives, we discover that love stories are central to so many things ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary and everything in between. So if love is everywhere we turn, why write about it?
Because the romantic love we seek, from as early as adolescence, is written upon our hearts, a solid engraving that neither time nor even pain can erase. Love is what drives us, compels us, and moves us. It is what makes us feel the slow ache when we hear a line from a song like the one from U2’s Iris.
Something in your eyes
Took a thousand years to get here
In The Dark Side of the Rainbow, this all-consuming emotion is at the heart of the story. One long ago summer, before tragedy struck, two hearts began that migratory journey of love, before it was cut short too quickly. Blinded by rage and revenge, Olivia’s feelings for Landon are submerged beneath her grief. Landon, now a broken man, yearns for what he’ll never have, those lost moments of first love. He grieves for the woman he can never forget.
While their story may be as old as time and as ancient as the tribal dance that beats across the African plains, it is the moments in between Olivia and Landon’s story that will surprise you. I hope you enjoy The Dark Side of the Rainbow.