Breaking the rules

9 Mar

When I started this blog, I promised myself it would exist for the sole purpose of critiquing articles. However, everyone breaks the rules sometimes (and if you don’t, you probably should). So here, a vignette:

At a summer camp in June 2007, two counselors met and began dating; she was from one continent, he from another. Since then, they have stayed together, seeing each other as often as possible. They survived several many-month (perhaps a year at most; I really don’t know the specifics for sure) blocks of separation, relying on Skype, email, and phone calls to make up for the distance. She’s been in his country for a while now, presumably to stay. And finally, after four years of transcontinental dating, they are engaged.

This anectdotal-type post is uncharacteristic and will probably never happen again (at least not on this blog), but I just felt it was special enough to deserve a mention. There’s so much cynicism surrounding love, and I can’t say it’s unwarranted, but still. It’s nice to remember that sometimes, it’s worth it. Sometimes, it’s real.

And when those sometimes happen, even if you’re on a third, separate continent from where all the happy is taking place, it’s enough to make your day.



One Response to “Breaking the rules”

  1. jennifer March 10, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    it is nice to read a feel good post on a dreary rainy day! šŸ™‚

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