To Brighten Any Day
Married To The Sea by Norah Wilder is a contemporary romance. It was a fun read with characters bouncing their dialogue off each other and telling jokes. In spite of being a light hearted read, there were some serious themes.
Guilt and grief go hand in hand. “He couldn’t let a cloud of guilt hang over his head forever.” Guilt simultaneously paralyses and motivates. It keeps us locked in the past, focusing on an event, whilst also propelling us forward to make sure we never make the same mistake again.
Grief can consume. We have to get used to a new ‘normal’ but the pain persists.
There is the theme of forgiveness. “You don’t need my forgiveness, you need your own.” Often we are the hardest person to forgive.