We’ve all heard the old adage, “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was meant to be.” Love is fickle and often pushes us to let go. But what if letting go was not an option? In Heavy Is the Torch, we experience a journey toward oneness like no other. In this, her compelling debut memoir, McBea explores the boundaries and freedom in loving, of staying strong, and receiving in return a momentum of unconditional love far exceeding the imagination. Her enthralling true story is about love, relating, loss, transformation, and the discovery of the pure essence of a twin-soul relationship. Heavy Is the Torch is about coming home to the grandest collective heartbeat. It is a story of unrequited love that explores the finer nuanced experiences of life that leads one to love truly. What makes one “the only one?” How far will you go to find out? What will you sacrifice? Do you have the courage to find true love? Embark on a journey of a lifetime—or several lifetimes—for love, like light, transcends time and space. Real love is never over. Never.