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Dictionary .com defines yearning like this, based on the Random House Dictionary published in 2013:
“YEARNING suggests persistent, uneasy, and sometimes wistful or tender longing.”
When I see the word YEARNING I always think of Marjorie Rawlings novel The Yearling. There was enough hopeless yearning in that book to last me a lifetime.
I YEARN for things beyond my control, reach and pocketbook: a cruise up the River Nile and a new SUV top my list. And I YEARN for my latest release to hit a bestseller list.
Heroines of romance novels and movies sometimes have more YEARNINGS than they have desires. In Casablanca Ilsa YEARNS to share a world free from war with Rick. He YEARNS for Ilsa to want to stay with him, even though he fears she’ll never leave her husband. In Come the Dawn by Christina Skye, India Delamere YEARNS for her husband to recover from amnesia and remember the feel of her in his arms. She also YEARNS for their infant son who died suddenly.
Things we desire and the things we YEARN for are much like a list of needs and wants. We need nourishment but we want chocolate mousse. I desire my husband but YEARN for him to want me at those odd times when I suddenly want to be held.
In Great Balls of Fire, the second novel in my Atlanta Burning Series which just released, Paris Hamilton YEARNS for a man to love her and give her babies, not realizing she has already found him: Winston Gentry, the candidate for City Council she is helping to win the election.

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What the Heart Longs For



Blog – What the Heart Longs For

While writing this I was reminded of the lyrics to the Guy Mitchell ballad:
“My heart cries for you,
Sighs, for you, dies for you,
My heart longs for you,
Please come back to me.”

Dictionary.com defines LONGING like this, based on the Random House Dictionary published in 2013:
“A LONGING is an intense wish, generally repeated or enduring, for something that is at the moment beyond reach but may be attainable at some future time: a longing to visit Europe.”

For me, a LONGING is the hollow feeling I get in the pit of a stomach when I finally accept my deepest desire is unattainable.

LONGINGS come in all forms, whether whimsical or real:
• The constant longing to lose weight.
• The impossible longing to be taller, shorter, or happier.
• The unrelenting longing for a permanent home.
• The foolish longing to be a millionaire.
• The permanent longing to be loved.

Be aware, a LONGING too long unfulfilled can lead to depression.

In Gone With the Wind Scarlett O’Hara longs for Ashley to love her the way she loves him. For the war to be over. And for freedom from the fear of starvation.

In Mobey Dick, Herman Melville’s novel about a seaman and a whale, every November when the weather turns cold and drizzly Ishamel LONGS to sail and takes to the sea.

In my latest erotic novel release, And You, Virginia, Are No Lady, Virginia longs to spend time with the private eye she had a crush on in high school, the school bad boy, despite the knowledge going out with this employee of her law firm could get her disbarred.

Will her longing make her lose her hard-earned place in the community?
Or will Virginia find a way to have her cake and eat Gabe, too?

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