Goodnight…Whispers of the Heart
Good Night…Whispers of the Heart is a collection of real love notes covering different themes, all thoughtfully composed for the private reading of a partner. What you find here are examples of love notes that could be found in bedrooms, safety deposit boxes, and even the proverbial 20th-21st century shoe boxes – all lost to time and rich in meaning. Good Night… Whispers of the Heart is not a present-day version of the 20th century soldier at war writing home, or members of the Greatest Generation writing from a theater of war to tell their beloved that they would be home soon (for many sweethearts and wives of wars gone by, Johnny did not come marching home). Good Night… Whispers of the Heart is a collection of everyday working men and women who kept the flame of love burning brightly every day, through thick and thin, by writing a love note, some at length, mostly short, that their partner for life kept the flame of love burning bright. A love note tells the partner that the flame will never go out. Often, love is barely a pilot light, just bright enough to see by and warm enough to calm the worries of the day that came and went. Good Night… Whispers of the Heart is a reminder that love, and appreciation are always in fashion, sustaining the ever-present fact that the thought to write always counts, but the words that envelop the soul never sleep. You see, a love note lasts all through the night.
Carl L. Kell is Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, Western Kentucky University. He is the author / editor of four books on the dramatic changes in the Southern Baptist Convention as well as three books in the field of communication.
Kell has two fiction books: Good Night, Whispers of the Heart and a mystery novel, On Sacred Ground, a Jack Hunter novel. The next Jack Hunter novel, Thy Kingdom Come is due in 2024.
Kell lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.