StoryCorps aka ‘how to make a grown man cry’

3 Sep

I just stumbled across StoryCorps, an oral history project recording conversations between ‘real’ people about their lives.

This story, “Danny & Annie”, is relevant to this blog in it’s emotion and love, and genuinely made me cry.  I’m not a macho guy, but I don’t usually cry that often.  This killed me.  Heartfelt, touching and beautiful.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Brooklynites Danny, an OTB clerk, and Annie, a nurse, remember their life together—from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer. 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. Originally an animation in two parts, here you’ll see a special version that combines both parts of their story

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2 Responses to “StoryCorps aka ‘how to make a grown man cry’”

  1. John September 8, 2010 at 11:34 PM #

    I’m writing this with a choke in my throat. Kinda trying not to sob. That was beautiful.

  2. Smitty September 14, 2010 at 12:12 PM #

    *sobs*
    *sniffs*
    *wipes*
    oh.

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