Okeydokey, folks, this is my Valentine’s Day post. I’m single, and I expect to be so for some time considering I’m only 17. So I’m going to write about some of my very favorite couples.
I’d say my number one has to be Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston. They have been married for 14 years now. I personally find the way Michael and Carrie act with one another so adorable. They don’t push their romance into your face like a lot of Hollywood couples do. They don’t kiss or hang on each other, they just stand there, smiling, holding hands or with their arms around each other’s waists – looking so incredibly in love. I’ll admit, off hand, I can only think of a few other couples I’ve seen who look that in love. I often wonder if it has something to do with the fact that they are an “older” couple. Sometimes I think that, yes, there is something special to young love, but I also feel maybe there’s something even more special to “old” love. No offense there, Carrie and Michael; I’m not saying you’re old, I’m just trying to make a point. 🙂
This next one is sort of in revolt to a lot of talk that’s been going around about Basil and Ouida Rathbone. Whatever people say, I can’t mistake that look in Basil’s face in this picture. Whatever people say and whatever difficulties come up, I will always believe Basil loved Ouida immensely. I say you can’t hear this quote and see his expression without believing the same thing. “. . . she has given my life purpose and, through her never-failing belief in me, I have gained confidence in myself.” I may be wrong, but from things I’ve heard Basil say, it seems to me that Ouida initially took Basil on as another project, to “fix” him after his experiences in the war. She did a very good job with it, and they fell in love in the process.
Jeremy Brett and his wife Joanie had a very special, very heartbreaking relationship. When Jeremy was giving so many long hours of his life in attempt to complete his dream of filming all of the Sherlock Holmes stories, he still found time to do publicity walks and promotional runs for finding a cure for cancer, an illness his dear wife was dying from. Joanie did eventually lose her life to cancer, and Jeremy was thrown into depression and a nervous breakdown because of his loss. He was ill for some time until his son and a good friend helped him out of his illness with their support, and he continued on to try to fulfill his dream. A year or so after Joanie’s death, Jeremy found an earring, just like one she had lost shortly before her death, while walking along a peer. He said it was like she dropped it down from heaven for him. From then on he was rarely seen without the gold hoop in his left ear. This is a rather sad story, but I can only think of all the wonderfully loving things I’ve heard Jeremy say about his wife, and the few wonderful years they spent together.
Comparatively speaking, I really know very little about David Suchet and his wife Sheila. All I can say is, it’s infinitely hilarious and adorable that he’s shorter than her (even though it is just by a little,) and in interviews David almost always mentions Sheila, and I find that very sweet. I also find this photo so adorable I couldn’t refuse posting it.
And now, last but not least, a very special couple to me – my brother Caleb and his girlfriend Abby. I can’t say I jumped for joy when I first realized it was happening, I mean, after all, I’m a little sister, and little sisters are protective of their big brothers. I feel much better about it now, though. All I can say is that had she better do right by him! 😉 And I think she will.