Saturday, August 28, 2010

Danny and Annie, "a beautiful song from a busted old radio"

"Listen, 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," Danny told Annie 27 years ago.

I love this story from StoryCorps. Danny and Annie are narrating their love story, and they sound just as romantic now as in the first bloom of their relationship. "It's like hearing a beautiful song from a busted old radio," Danny tells Annie about why he tells her he loves her every day. "Thanks for keeping the old radio around."

Listen to the whole 5:50 minutes -- but be prepared to cry half way through when you hear about Danny's illness, and at the end, when you read the final note on the video. I did.

As I've learned personally, when we love each other at our age, part of that loving is facing and accepting that one of us will lose the other. That's a strong reason for embracing each other as closely and lovingly as we can, while we can.

Thank you, AARP Blog for posting this video, and to StoryCorps for recording it.  I've listened to it three times in a row now -- let me know how you react to it.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

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