Fall in love.
Rumi knew about love. It's a mystery, a thrill, an adventure - every time.
You never know who you'll fall in love with, or why, or whether it's a good idea - ask Rowan in "A Star, A Stone." How could you ever anticipate the pure wonder, the inspiration being in love can bring - "An Unbearable Brightness" explores that light. A sudden rainstorm - "Stormy Weather" - or even an exercise class - "The Queen of Heaven" - can be the spark that creates abandon and exhilarating passion between two lovers. In "Dolce," a full-course Italian meal prepared with love whets . . . other appetites.
The short stories in Perfect Need are explorations of what love and passion can become, how they can affect two people for a moment, or for a lifetime. When they close their eyes, literally or not; when they tumble into a love they never expected; when they decide it's worth the risk to stay . . . or not.