Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I seriously need an ending to this romance people! #haveyouseenthiscouple

Hello friends. I kind of got swept up in the romance of this documentary built around Justin Timberlake's song "Not a Bad Thing." The video that explains it all is embedded below and you REALLY should watch it because who doesn't need a real life romantic story? This kind of thing just warms my heart.

And there's also a lot of wisdom in this video from practically every kind of couple imaginable. Wisdom in the form of couples struggling to define what love is and what love means for them. I went through the video and made a transcript of all the times the couples mention love. Hopefully in the comments you will tell me which one is your favorite. And maybe you'll share something of yourself, and tell me what you think love is and how you would define it. Here's to wishing you many warm fuzzies (and seriously watch the video).
This is a true story. January 12th, 2014. It was a crisp cold Sunday night on a Long Island Railroad Train speeding towards New York City. It was a scene out of a movie like "Say Anything." A young man proposed to his girlfriend playing a Justin Timberlake song. They were so in love. You almost NEVER see that. We don't know who these people are or what their story is, but maybe you do. We're making a documentary about falling in love. Have YOU seen this couple?

Love is not something you can really look for. It's not scripted. It just happens.

You find love and then you lose love and then you have to work to find it again. And then you lose it.

I think if you really like...ya know, grow yourself and get to really know yourself first; then you can find love.

I think when you publicly propose to somebody it really inspires love all around.

Proposals, you plan it in your head, you plan it on paper, and in the end it's just who you're askin' to marry you and spend the rest of your life with.

I rolled out of bed one morning before my wife and said, "Will you marry me?"

I was confident that she would say yes. Otherwise I'd--
No, you weren't confident!
I was confident.

I think love is an attachment. And, um, I found that I was so attached to my lady that I couldn't love anyone else.

I think it's like a very brave thing to look for love, to fall in love, and to ask for someone to love you back.

Once you're in love, you're in love. You can't control that. It's not an off and on switch.

Love doesn't go in a straight line. There's curves and twists and turns and bumps.

Love finds you. Yeah, it finds you.

Twenty years later we're here and this guy...has appeared...four years...ago.

Six years later...engaged! See the ring!

We just got engaged.

Love is...whew...


  1. They've probably broken up already like all those "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" couples.

  2. in other news - I wouldn't mind if Justin would throw his timber into our lake, Mikey.....

  3. I was going to say something, but then i read Dez's comment and instead have just decided to applaud.

    *slow applause*

  4. What? To be continued? Thanks for sharing that.

  5. Love is what happens in the beginning of relationships only. Fact.

  6. I've never witnessed one of those romantic moments. But I always think, "What if she says NO?" That would be awkward. :)

  7. It was obvious when I met my husband that we were entwined. Love is sticking by each other through all the crap life slings at you.

  8. What a cool project. It's interesting to hear what all these couples say about what love is and how it happened for them.

    Being from NYC, I can say that long lasting love is VERY RARE in the Big Apple.

  9. Here on the fly, Mike. I'll leave you a comment when I'm back with a tad more time. Never seen a made-in-public proposal though.

  10. I'm not a cynical as some people and choose to believe they're still in love and on their way to a long and happy life together.

  11. Awwww...

    I'm a softie at heart, so I love this story. I hope they get married and have a really wonderful life together.

  12. HI, Michael...

    What a sweet and romantic post...

    LOVE catches you when you least except it. DON'T GO LOOKING for it... let it find you...

  13. I'll have to come back and watch the video when it isn't 11 PM and I don't have to get up at 6 AM tomorrow... I promise I will!

  14. Ugh. Life has been hard on me regarding love, but I will watch the video, just for you.

  15. Aww! What great quotes about love!

    I'm kinda partial to the one that says, "Love is...whew..."

  16. My husband irritated the hell out of me the moment we met, but then he made me laugh and we been together since. 22 years now.
    To me, love means laughing with someone forever. I'm glad I found your blog and joined. Great post.

  17. I wish love were just easy and romantic. Love is like the Skin Horse says in the Velveteen Rabbit.
    "When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
    "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
    "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
    "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
    "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

    I think that pretty much covers it.

  18. I LOVE this post. What a happy post/thought/quest in life. :)