"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
This is beautiful.
this is wonderful and amazing and one of the reasons i volunteer with old people
One of the best moments of my childhood.
I can’t even tell you how excited I was that they turned this book into a movie and it was good
I literally have absolutely no complaints with the movie at all. Once, my friend and I did comparisons from the book and the movie, and we found the only major difference was the fact that Stanley wasn’t heavy set when he arrived at the camp in the movie. The majority of the script is raw quotations from the book.
This is my favorite book to movie adaptation and it did everything Percy Jackson, Inkheart, and The Golden Compass didn’t.
And the only reason Stanely wasn’t heavy set was because in the book he loses tons of weight and eventually ends up being almost thin. The director said he didn’t want to force an adolescent boy to lose weight on such a quick filming schedule, and L’bouf’s audition was so spot on, that they decided to go with a thinner Stanely from the beginning
And I’ll support directors actually giving a crap about their actor’s health.
Wings of Fire Fanart - Portrait of Peril
Started as a sketch, added color, didn’t bother cleaning the lines, but it didn’t come out too bad, imo!
Peril, a Skywing, is a young dragon born with ‘too much fire,’ and belongs to Tui T Sutherland and Scholastic Books. In the books, she puts her talons together when she thinks of Clay, (a handsome young Mudwing who seems to be the only dragon who can touch her without scorching) but it seems to be a shy, uncertain gesture too. After finding out that she was fooled by Queen Scarlet into thinking burning other dragons alive by merely touching them is natural and fun, she struggles to find what it means to be herself, what right and wrong are, and how her scalding hot scales could possibly allow her to lead a harmless life.
She also apparently is missing her left wing. Oops!! lol
Reblogging to tag properly. Lost this pic the first time around.
*screaming* OH MY FUCKING GOD MY BABIES ARE GONNA BE MOVIE STARS!!!!!!!
Gavin, Micheal, and Burnie are playing 3 of the leads in Lazer Team. Couldn’t be more excited!!!