Versions Of Love

A book of poems and short stories, based on true events, life, relationships, and the many colors of Love written by Desiree Medellin. It’s the real, raw, honest truth of a very human experience when we allow ourselves to love not only others, but ourselves as well.

This book is a very personal journey that connects the heart, and mind through the experiences of Love that are all encompassing from the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is intended to give readers an honest perspective conveying that not only are they not alone in feelings of heartache and yearning, but validation that these emotions are a pure response, and a normal part of our human existence.

As we navigate living through this technology age viewing life through filters and influencers we often fail to understand our reality, and our real human emotions. One flare of anger or hysteria leaves us feeling like something is wrong with us when in fact something is wrong with our society, and it’s ability to improperly label or diagnose us based off of whatever makes someone uncomfortable.

“This life I’ve lived has been so full of love, loss, and everything in between. It would be a shame to not share these gifts with others that may not have had the opportunities to know these strange fruits of life. Think about it…most of what we live through has previously happened to someone else hence the proof of concepts like “support groups”. What does become unique as individuals are our abilities to take notice of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go in such a way that requires the acknowledgment of every moment, person, or thing that delivers us to where we find ourselves. It’s those little nuanced moments that accumulate, and beg the question…when did I become this person?”

If there is anything I want you to take away from this very personal literary work it is this…lie your life by your rules, love with every ounce of your being, and laugh often. Here’s to the many colors, feelings, faces, and versions of love.

– D. Medellin –

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