Hubert and Jan van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (closed), completed 1432
"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.”
So the lady next to me sounds JUST like Whoopi Goldberg. Excuse me while I go die now
Guess who’s at the greyhound station! #fifteenhourtrip #bringiton #christmasbreak #FINALLY
I will write about the following, leave one in my ask box.
- Dear person I hate,
- Dear person I like,
- Dear ex boyfriend,
- Dear ex girlfriend,
- Dear ex bestfriend,
- Dear bestfriend,
- Dear *anyone*,
- Dear Santa,
- Dear mom,
- Dear dad,
- Dear future me,
- Dear past me,
- Dear person I’m jealous of,
- Dear person I had a crush on,
- Dear girlfriend,
- Dear boyfriend,
What would America and Canada be called if they joined together?
The US of Eh
we should totally do that though
we’d be unstoppable
America would be the cut throat evil ready to take on everything and every one no survivors personality
And Canada would just be like “okay honey but no”
Can I ship us?
OTP: We done fucked up and universal health care
Chris McCandless….Yeah, I can deal with that, as long as my fate is not the same as his.
IM KATNESS YESSSSS
Are you sure that you want to be Katniss?
So I’m one of Hans Prinzhorn’s subjects whose art was analyzed for the sake of connecting the art and mentally ill……..