Sunday, September 26, 2010

Now This is Love

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.


When you have a few minutes to burn {I know, I know, does anybody really have that anymore?} or just need a break from whatever you are doing, come back and give this a listen. I dare you to try to watch this without a tissue though. Oh just go ahead and grab one or else you'll give yourself a ice cream headache tryin' not to cry like I did.

Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen.

Thanks Eva for sharing this. At times it can be frustrating and aggravating being in the midst of this marriage thing, and a woman can get all nostalgic about single life in the middle of all that.  Then you run across something like this that reminds you why you married the guy in the first place and why you wouldn't really ever want to trade him for anything in the world.


Directed by: The Rauch Brothers
Animator: Tim Rauch
Background Layout: Jim Smith
Background Painting: Bill Wray
Audio Producers: Sarah Kramer & Michael Garofalo
Music: Fredrik
Label: The Kora Records
Publisher: House of Hassle



  1. Hey Mary Couldn't watch the whole video, way too painful! Been through the cancer thing one too many times. Too bad all spouses aren't like Danny and Annie. I have witnessed the one left behind thinking they should have been that way and spend many years, even the rest of their own days, dwelling over the what they should have been doing, saying, and remembering.

    Great post!

  2. Hey Kathy - thanks for swinging by. Yeah, I squalled through that but gotta admit it is just beautiful.

  3. Tissues are a must with this video. It's always nice to find a love letter or note in your lunch. I guess i'm blessed. Love is something that should never be wasted on what should of been, but on what is and what will be.

    Thanks for sharing and reminding us how beautiful love really is and what it truely means.

  4. Dang it...I had to use my shirt.

    THANKS so much for sharing!!!


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