Friday, May 18, 2012

The Mystique of Claire


Emily’s mother, Claire, is beautiful, cold, and mysterious.  It’s a blurring combination of characteristics for the young Emily.  She longs for her mother’s love, and desperately wants to know her, to figure out who she is.  That’s the thing about being cold, isn’t it? A cold personality is often mistaken for mysterious, especially when mixed with intense beauty.  This is a passage from Pages in the Wind, when Emily sits in the foyer at a party, and tries to figure out who her mother is.

Watching mother was like trying to figure out the clues to a spellbinding mystery.  Her entrance was like watching as a shadow exits a train, obscured by fog.  As the fog clears, you see a stunning and mysterious woman emerge.  The minute you see her, you know instantly that she is the heroine of the book.

Sometimes a mysterious personality is not mysterious at all – it is just empty.  For Emily, she tries to solve the mystery of her mother and fill in the blanks.  What she doesn’t see is that the clue is in the blanks – which are just that – empty.

6 comments:

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  2. From a fellow author.....the mother character is fascinating and is developing into an interesting part of your work. I've been following your work for months. I appreciate the depth of each character.

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  3. I really love your blog, the characters are interesting. You are right about cold people, its not mystery at all most of the time, its that horrible coldness that is hard to figure out at time. The whole still waters is usually no water. Great blog you have.

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  5. I found your post interesting, and so true. i have had similar experiences and it took a few rounds for me to get it in my head that the mystique ws nothing more than coldness. lovely blog -

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  6. I very much enjoy your posts, your writing is very moving. I related very much to the character of Emily, and her issues with her mother. Thank you for your post, and I'm now following.

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