I have become an addict of Gilmore Girls. I’d seen it once or twice when it was still airing, but I never had time to get into it. Oh how I love the red Netflix envelope that delivers the DVDs to my door so I can watch an episode whenever I get a chance. (Jodi really enjoys the theme song and the end credit music and will stop whatever she’s doing to listen and “dance” to it!) There’s plenty about the show that frustrates me, particularly knowing it’s a favorite of many young, impressionable girls out there. But overall I think it’s very well written. I love the quick-witted dialogue and the unique, quirky characters. (Kirk, especially, cracks me up.)
In one episode I watched this week Lorelai Gilmore’s ultra-proper, elderly grandmother, is caught by her daughter-in-law in a romantic embrace with a white-haired man wearing a purple jogging suit. You’ll have to watch it if you want the full story, but this got me thinking about something: I haven’t seen a proposal for a…let’s say mature (grin)…love story in quite awhile. We’ve had a few recently about a hero and heroine in their 40s or 50s, but nothing older that I can think of. Many of our Heartsong members are age 70 and up, and I think they might like a story about characters closer to their own ages. I do remember a proposal awhile back that involved romance in a nursing home, but I think I’d rather steer clear of that setting. Unfortunately, many readers might only have depressing experiences with nursing homes.
So, if anyone’s interested, get your creative juices flowing and send me a Heartsong proposal (using our guidelines, of course) about a hero and heroine age 65 or older. Or if you have something like this in to me already that maybe I haven’t had a chance to look at, remind me of it in an email.
If you do send a proposal, make a note in the subject line with “white-haired love” or something like that. :) Leave a comment if you think you’ll submit something so I’ll know to look for it. Have fun brainstorming!