Saturday, September 11, 2010


"I walked in with you alone. I'm walkin' out with you alone"

I must be getting soft in my old age. I was sprawled on my couch early this morning, typical Saturday morning: pot of tea and laptop in hand; streams of sunlight sluicing through the blinds when I stumbled upon the true story of Danny and Annie Perasa which featured on StoryCorps.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives. In the space of 7 years StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants.

I will admit that their 27 year love story made me bawl like an idiot with its intimate glimpse into 2 things that are not always mutually exclusive: true love and marriage.


Radge said...

She started to talk and I said "listen, I'm gonna deliver a speech and I said then, you're gonna wanna go home. I said 'you represent a dirty four-letter word' I said 'and that word is love.' I says 'if we're going anywhere we're going down the aisle because I'm too tired, too sick and too sore to do any other damn thing.' And she turned around and she said "of course I'll marry you."

I had to transcribe that. I loved it, such strong words delivered so matter-of-factly and magnificently. The whole thing's very special.

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Radge: Glad i'm not the only one who found it striking. Blubbed like an idiot for 15 minutes after watching it-kinda give me hope that there are still true romantics in the world!

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