The Magic of If

If we were together, we’d laugh and joke and trade all the minutiae of life because it’s in the details that character is shaped, love is shared and a history is forged.

The older I get, the more I value those who share my journey without prejudice, without malice, and without judgment. It is the transparency of shared wounds, the harmony of shared quests—be they the same or different—and the echoes of the past that guide us into a future worthy of our hopes and dreams.

don quixote

The older I get, the more I realize that letting go is never as important as holding tight, for memory will become fleeting soon enough: the now ephemeral, the then tough and resilient, as immutable as time itself.


The older I get, the more I imagine myself as I once wished to be: strong, stoic, straight.


The older I get, the more I value…



About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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3 Responses to The Magic of If

  1. Sessha Batto says:

    Likewise, my dear 😉


  2. mo883mpetersdesires says:

    I think I needed to see that, today. Thank you. ❤


  3. Lyn Ehley says:

    Well said, friend


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