People often don’t remember encounters or events the same way, as we know. It seems to be human nature that two parties remember events or actions a bit differently from each other, or even a LOT differently.
Hey, just ask AG Jeff Sessions how he remembers his relationship with Cory Booker on the issue of Civil Rights BEFORE Booker decided to make a name for himself off his old friend’s back by stepping on the knife he placed there.
Heck, as a two-fer with Booker, you could ask newly-minted Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, what she remembers of Sen. Booker from a couple of years ago. You know, when he was singing her praises for her views on Education before he decided she was a horrible person not to be trusted on Education.
Or maybe Judge Gorsuch, confirmed back in 2006 as a Judge, might recall Sen. Schumer’s vote a bit differently back in 2006 than Schumer seems to recall now as he tries to grandstand Gorsuch’s possible accession to the Supreme Court bench. Hint, Sen. Schumer: you were for him before you were against him.
Don’t even get me started on “Fauxcahontas” Elizabeth Warren and whatever yarn she’s spinning Elizabeth Warren and whatever yarn she’s spinning to support whatever relationship she thought existed when or where because we KNOW that’s going to be a bunch of hooey. Just ask the Cherokees.
Yeah, I am gonna bet those folks all remember things a bit differently now, but then again, we have video and hard copies of those events, so easier to prove who is telling the truth now. I don’t suppose I need to offer any more hints on who is who in the equations above.
But that’s Politics, so I guess we can expect people to say one thing and another depending on the day, the time, and which way the wind is blowing.
Regular folks don’t have the luxury of our encounters been videotaped or printed up for posterity though, so we have to rely on our memories. And that leads me to a this cute video via HuffPo of couples remembering how they met since this is Valentine’s Day and all. It is pretty funny:
How funny was that? It cracked me up to watch these couples try and recount how they first met. One thing was very clear though: these chance encounters, from a subway ride to a university class, brought love unexpected, and a bit of romance, into their lives.
And it is just those kinds of chance encounters that can bring love into our lives that Reba McEntire sings about in “Somebody”:
You just never know when or how love will show up, do you? But when it does, what a blessing that is. What an opportunity for romance to blossom.
And speaking of romance, also a Glamour video (which is kind of funny – I’m not much of a “Glamour” person) asks people with ages spanning 70 years what is the most romantic thing that has ever happened to them. Many of the answers are heartwarming and touching:
I love the simple ones, like, “she said yes.” People can be so creative in their expressions of love, that’s for sure, but it is ultimately the simplest act coming straight from the heart: yes. Yes to love. What a gift that is.
But what Valentine’s Day would be complete without some music? Let’s start off with a classic, performed by the incomparable, and taken from us way too soon, Eva Cassidy:
They don’t write them like that any more, do they? Such a great song, and it rings up so many great images, doesn’t it? Ah, those were the days, weren’t they? Oh, yeah…
But you know I can’t let a Valentine’s Day go by without having a song by the same name. Here it is, performed by Pentatonix (and you know how much I love them):
Ah, Valentine’s Day – hard not to love this day, isn’t it? I mean, really – it is celebrating love, and often there is CHOCOLATE involved. Bonus!
How about you? Have any romantic moments you wish to share? Things someone did for you that were particularly romantic? Whether it was big or small, or simply saying yes, there is nothing like remembering, celebrating, and embracing love, am I right?
Feel free to share what’s on your minds and hearts, and the love songs you like best.
It’s Valentine”s Day, after all. And this is an Open Thread.