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Random Magic...many great things can be said about this book, but one thing that really stands out about it is that it is a very unconventional story. While not a love story, per se, there are some very memorable and unconventional couples in the book.
Winnie and Henry--Winnie is the wild, adventurous type...bold and brave and not afraid to speak her mind and be loud about it. Henry is the quiet, reserved type...but persistent in his quest to find his love, Winnie.
Callie and Nevermore--Callie, the muse of writing, is colorful and brilliant. Nevermore, a shapeshifter, is quiet and brooding. Together they are a reflection of the combination of sun and shadow in the world.
Lady Jolie Witherspoon and Tony--Lady Witherspoon is elegant, eccentric, and vain. Tony is far from elegant, but like Lady Witherspoon, he is worldly. Their long-lasting love for, and admiration of, each other makes for a relationship that works.
In honor of these unconventional couples in Random Magic, I give you my top five unconventional couples in books and movies (and some with a possible music tie-in). These are not necessarily in any particular order.
1. Heathcliff and Cathy (Wuthering Heights)--many people have disagreed with me on this, but I view Heathcliff as one of the most romantic figures. His love for Cathy and her love for him make for a very unconventional couple indeed. Heathcliff, a foundling, taken in by Cathy's father is treated like a stable boy after the death of Cathy's father. Cathy is a girl born into privilege. Heathcliff is a brooding and dark character, while Cathy is wild and whimsical. Somehow, despite their differences, they fall in love. Cathy is like the wind and Heathcliff, the rain. Two elements that often go hand and hand, but are equally tempestuous. And that is their relationship. Unfortunately, they are too different, and so are destined to be apart until joined again in death.
Here is a video of clips from my favorite version of Wuthering Heights starring Ralph Fiennes (so far, my most favorite Heathcliff portrayal) and Juliette Binoche, set to the beautiful song, Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush (there is also a version of this song by Pat Benatar that is a favorite). Enjoy!
|movie version-Eric Bana & Rachel McAdams|
|1997 version-Samantha Morton & Ciaran Hinds|
4. Jack and Rose (Titanic)--Jack...a Midwestern scrapper who is also a talented artist and poor. Rose...a privileged, proper, and wealthy girl locked in a loveless engagement. Chance brings them together and so begins one of the most unconventional love stories, not only because of their different backgrounds, but also because of the backdrop of their story. Also one of the best, and tragic, love stories of all time. Who can forget Rose clutching Jack's hands as he dies in the icy water and sinks to his death and Rose stating repeatedly, "I'll never let go." The movie is almost impossible for me to watch because of this devastatingly sad moment.
|Cary Elwes & Robin Wright|
For you...a lovely poem chosen by Random
Magic author, Sasha Soren
Bonus: Sweet treat--Classic Love Poem
“Hymne” by Charles Baudelaire
To the most lovely, the most dear,
The Angel, and the deathless grail
Who fill my heart with radiance clear —
In immortality all hail!
Into my life she flows translated
As saline breezes fill the sky,
And pours into my soul unsated
The taste of what can never die.
Text translations: Original French, English
Listen online: Hear this poem
*Poet Charles Baudelaire also appears as a character in
Feel free to play the Queen of Hearts tour game
for Random Magic Tour: Vive L'Amour (Feb. 1-14)
- just collect more candy hearts like the
one above the poem and you might win a sweet prize!
About Random Magic:
View the trailer HERE
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Do you have any favorite unconventional couples from books or movies? If so, who and why? Feel free to share in the comments.
Check out more romantic fare in the other romantic features on the Random Magic Tour: Vive L’Amour Browse the full tour schedule HERE.