Wednesday, January 12, 2011

danny & annie

There is so much wisdom in old age, as witnessed in this video. This couple lived what I consider to be the true American Dream - a dream that does not culminate with end of life reflections about how much money you made but rather about the people you loved and the goodness you experienced. 

Also, animating the Story Corp stories is a beautiful thing. 

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

"Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen."