July 29, 2010

Who Needs To Age Well?

I was captivated by this excited 81-year-old man's story: After 62 years apart, he is flying to see his high school sweetheart - and is nervous as can be.

I found myself anxious for Jack and hopeful that his plans to give Betty "not just one" kiss would turn out for the best. Having a camera capturing the moment raised the stakes even higher...

His back-up plan, going to live with his mother, didn't seem that terrible to me, though. If you're in your eighties and your mom is not only still alive but also independent, sing hallelujah!

Take a peek at his sweet story, captured by his filmmaker seatmate. If only there were a postscript!



It's comforting, as I approach another birthday, to know that you don't have to "age well" to have the heart of the man you love.

Perhaps such an endearment is better kept to oneself, though. I hope B doesn't feel the need to comment on how I've aged in fifty years; sticking around will be quite enough for me.

9 comments:

lorrie said...

that is so awesome such a sweet video thanks for sharing

Lelia said...

I mean, I think this is the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life!

Maggie said...

Ahhhh, this warms my heart! Such a fantastic video, and I must know how Jack and Betty and are doing now!

Practically Perfect... said...

Oh my word, that is the sweetest video!

Mrs. EDO said...

I'm crying...That was the sweetest thing I've ever seen. What a great opportunity to find love for a second time. Thanks for sharing! :)

Stacy said...

I love this! That is adorable!

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Katie said...

This was so sweet! Had me tearing up here at work! I wish it had a PS too!

Katie said...

oh my gosh--this completely made my day. I just emailed to the entire female population of my email contacts...and my husband ;-)

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