This post had a convoluted path in getting here on my blog.
It’s the combination of reading another blog, recalling a memory, noticing a popular news story, and listening to a radio show. What connects these odd stories is their expression of love.
I’ll play this back in reverse order because I want to save my memory for last.
This first expression of love involves a man and his horse along with a good amount of alcohol consumption. A shirtless man riding on a horse does sound sorta romantic, but it takes more than losing your shirt and getting on a horse.
On the recent “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” show I heard about this love struck horseman who struck. Here’s a piece from the story:
“....when her drunken suitor – stripped to the waist – galloped up her garden path and smashed his way through the front door like a battering ram.”
Next up is photo that has gone viral on the internet. It now has be given the title:
The story behind the picture is a good one. The couple got caught in the riots. She was knocked down. He came to her aid to comfort and calm her down. Apparently kissing ensued. It would be great if all rioting ended like that.
He is an aussie and now is receiving a bit of fame for it all. Here’s a quote from his mum:
"...that's our boy. He has always lived in his own world, he's special like that. He doesn’t always connect with what going on around him...”
Lastly, I read this post on The Goat blog about putting handprints on a closet wall.
Her post immediately reminded me of our room painting story.
A few years ago we painted our daughter’s room. It’s been paint a few times with various colors and she had painted cartoon figures on the wall once.
Do you always paint the closets? We don’t. But this time we were painting the closet too. As I got into the closet I discovered some writing on the inside wall.
An historical record of young love left on a wall.
Our daughter had taken a marker to the wall and expressed her love for Matt. She dated the writing. Then about 3 months later she expressed her love for Tony and wrote that she loves Tony much more than Matt. Of course we could not paint over her love expressions. Her love is still expressed there today.
Now in her 30’s she is married to Jim. Matt, Tony, and a few others just didn’t make the cut in the end.