Falling head over heels caught my attention for this month’s theme. When I hear the phrase falling head over heels, I think of love. I am, after all, a romance writer and all of my heroes and heroines fall head over heels. The phrase does strike me as odd because our head is usually over our heels so where does the falling come in to play?
Head over heels. Makes me think of turning somersaults and getting dizzy.
I did a little on line research. Love didn’t have much to do with the phrase in 1770’s Europe. It was used in the same way as upside-down or topsy- turvy or my dad’s favorite bass-ackwards. Somehow in the 1800’s the phrase made its way to the U.S., and we coined it for a state of love.
My research took me into another site that suggested head over heels is an accelerated attraction and could send one of the two parties running. It’s that goofy kind of quick to commit love. You can’t eat love. You’re all I can think of love. Sometimes, having someone that crazy for you isn’t all bad.
Although Brenda didn’t start out to write romance, she’s found all good stories involve complicated human relationships. She’s also found no matter a person’s age, a new discovery is right around every corner. Whether humorous or serious, straight contemporary or suspense, all her books revolve around those two facts.
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