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It is built into our human nature to seek out perfection in life. To many, that means a good-paying job or career. To others, perfection is found in the solitude of nature while some seek perfection in music or relationships.
In Ghostly Interference, I wrote a scene where Jag Peters was having lunch with his best friend Tai. The direction of the conversation turned toward what Jag truly sought in life, and how he hoped that included Rena Jett. After all, he’d just quit his corporate job and was adrift and seeking.
Here's what Tai said to him:
Tai paused as steaming plates were set in front of them. “You know, Eastern religions teach that we are born many times. Perhaps you and this girl have unfinished karma from other lifetimes.”
“I only know about this life and I want this girl in it,” Jag said. “I’d like for you to meet her.”
“How will she feel about your best friend being gay?”
Jag shrugged. “How should she feel? You’re a great person and Rena will know that.” Seeing the doubt in Tai’s eyes, he continued. “She’s not hung up about gays like her biker friends.”
“That’s good because I make no apologies for who I am and never hide how much I love Stefan. If gay marriages were legal in Texas, you’d be my best man at a wedding tomorrow.”
Jag grinned. “Yeah, I know. You two have a true partnership. That’s what I want with Rena.”
Tai sighed. “Nothing in life is ever perfect. There are simply perfect moments that you have to grab onto.”
“I’m not looking for perfection. But, I am grabbing at the moments.”
“That’s the key to it all.”
The waiter interrupted to refill their glasses.
* * *
Then later that same evening, Jag had the chance to say the words to Rena:
Rena leaned back and closed her eyes. “I guess there is no such thing as perfection in life.”
Jag replied, “Tai was talking about that very thing this morning. He said there are only perfect moments and that’s what we grab onto.”
“This is a perfect moment.”
“Almost.” Jag reached for her hands, pulled her up and waited for her to nestle beside him. “Getting closer to a perfect moment.”
She raised her face and he claimed her lips.
Between kisses, he whispered, “Now this is a perfect moment.”
Have you ever experienced a brief moment of perfection? If so, where was it? I’d love to know!
Jag Peters has one goal in his quiet comfortable life—to keep his karma slate wiped clean. A near-miss crash with a candy apple red Harley threatens to upend his safe world. He tracks down the rider to apologize properly. Slipping into a seedy biker bar, he discovers the rider isn't a "he", it's a "she", a dark-haired beauty.
Rena Jett is a troubled soul, who lives in a rough world. She wants no part of Jag's apology, but even while she pushes him away, she is attracted to him. When he claims to see a ghost—her brother—can she trust him? And could her brother's final gift, a magical rune stone with the symbol for "happily ever after" have the power to heal her wounds and allow opposites to find common ground—perhaps even love?
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