Today I'd like to welcome back the awesome, Rachel Firasek, with her second release in the Curse of the Phoenix series, The Last Awakening.
Loving a Man with Pain
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to love a brooding, tortured hero. My personal hero is one of the nicest, happiest men I know. But, I have friends and even a brother with demons. It takes a special woman to have the patience to love pain.
In The Last Awakening, Ari must help ease Grey through the anguish while fighting her own private Hell. It’s a chore for poor Ari, but she’s in it for the long hall because no one should have to suffer as she has. So, in a way it’s a selfish need inside of her to heal him. Sure, she does it for love, but it’s not a selfless act. So, would it be safe to say that we love tortured men because we want to heal and therefore work out our own issues in the process? Hmm…great fodder for the mind.
Don’t get me wrong, I want it to be about Ari loving Grey, or at least about her caring for him. But, I wonder if it’s not deeper. *winks, like I don’t already know* I think that we as women will do a lot of things in the name of love, but really it all comes back to us.
Rachel, you sound like you’re talking in circles. Well, I am, because my point is: Do any one of us ever commit a truly selfless act? Even in the name of love? Is there a truly selfless act? Wow, this went really philosophical. I guess what I’m trying to find out from you is have you ever done anything for someone suffering that you felt was a truly selfless act of love? Please share!