Monday, July 20, 2009

Today the press talked about love

Startingly, the first thing I notice when I go to yahoo's homepage this morning is a love story in their news section. "Wow, that's definitely refreshing!" I thought. "Even surprising, if I may say so." It's not quite often that the press bothers to offer the public a love story with a happy ending and this one in particular warmed my heart, for it made me think that all those beautiful love stories like "The Notebook", "Message in a bottle", "Nights in Rodanthe", among others, don't belong just to books and movies, but can and do happen to real people in real life. I also reflected on the marvelous fact that each and everyone of us has a beautiful love story, worth of being written in a book, and some of us even have more than one and two stories. Maybe some of them enriched us more than others, but we can say that they're all part of our love life anthology.

After reading the article, I also reflected on what I consider a truth that should be universally acknowledged: The type of happiness you experience when in love and in a relationship with another person doesn't compare to any other contenment derived from professional, or economic success.

AP photo of the couple.

Mon Jul 20, 5:33 am ET
LONDON (AFP) – A British man and his Spanish former sweetheart have finally married 16 years after they drifted apart, reunited by a love letter lost behind a fireplace for over a decade, reports said Monday.

Steve Smith and Carmen Ruiz-Perez, both now 42, fell in love 17 years ago when she was a foreign exchange student in Brixham, and got engaged after only a year together.

But their relationship ended after she moved France to run a shop in Paris.

A few years later, in a bid to rekindle their love, Smith sent a letter to her mother's home in Spain. It was placed on the mantelpiece, but slipped down behind the fireplace and was lost for over a decade.

The missing missive was only found when builders removed the fireplace during renovation work.

"When I got the letter I didn't phone Steve right away because I was so nervous," Ruiz-Perez told the Herald Express local newspaper.

"I nearly didn't phone him at all. I kept picking up the phone then putting it down again.

"But I knew I had to make the call."

When they were reunited, it was as if time had stood still, said Smith, a factory supervisor.

"When we met again it was like a film. We ran across the airport into each other's arms. We met up and fell in love all over again. Within 30 seconds of setting eyes on each other we were kissing.

"I'm just glad the letter did eventually end up where it was supposed to be," he said, after the couple married last Friday.


Blogger g said...

"lovely" love story.
thanks for sharing.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Los Miquis de Miami said...

La felicidad y el amor son dos grandes misterios. Siempre llegan cuando menos uno los espera. Cuando uno menos imagina. Lo importante es saberlos disfrutar hasta que se vayan. Y comience nuevamente el ciclo de la vida: esperar, buscar, hallar, disfrutar, felicidad, el amor. Felicidades por tu blog. Y por tu nuevo trabajo. Saludos, Rolando Napoles. (Te publico el comentario gracias a una cuenta de gmail de una colega del canal)

11:09 PM  

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