Now that’s a love story.
This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of every day people if we take the time to listen.
From StoryCorps comes this beautiful story from Danny and Annie Perasa. I’m not sold on the animation style… I feel as though it cheeses it up a bit when the recording itself is so sincere. But who cares, it’s all lovely anyway.
If you don’t know StoryCorps, I’ll let their website do the introducing:
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen pages.
The heart of StoryCorps is the conversation between two people who are important to each other: a son asking his mother about her childhood, an immigrant telling his friend about coming to America, or a couple reminiscing on their 50th wedding anniversary. By helping people to connect, and to talk about the questions that matter, the StoryCorps experience is powerful and sometimes even life-changing.