we miss him terribly

You know (or maybe you don't) that one of our very best, very closest friends moved to Paris in September?
He fell madly in love with a French lady and gave up everything: his home, his work, his car, his life - and went.
We met her several times and liked her very very much...but...there is a hole in our lives where he lived. And though he is not dead (thank god), he isn't here. And emailing or talking on the phone is not at all like having him at our table every Saturday night.
We are tremendously happy for him. For them.
How often does it happen that one finds the love of one's life?
But still.

That's why I was so touched by the google ad last night.

Comments

Tuli said…
What a great ad.

(I missed them ALL, thank you very much digital TV conversion. The sky was cloudy, I didn't get the CBS signal.)
catsteevens said…
Why no bebe? Lovely story :)
jo said…
I so cried at the sweetness of that ad. My other half and I met a world apart and he both embraced and was confused by my world...but he dropped everything and came to be with me. I applaud those who can do that whole heartedly. Bonne chance!
daysgoby said…
I really liked that ad - sweet, with added bonus of no beer!

(Sorry. It felt about half-way through the game that we should have organized drinking games over alcohol ads...)
Anonymous said…
I am going to be the only one who sees the sadness of the fact that you lost the weekly enjoyment of a dear friend. Friends are VERY hard to find, I believe like love you can only find one or two REAL friends. So I am sorry he had to choose between love and friendship. But life is a constant compromise, isn't it?
Paola
molly said…
I didn't see the Superbowl but have already seen this ad a bunch and LOVE IT!

Sorry to hear that you lost your friend to France. But speaking from the point of view who has left friends and family on the other side of the world too, I'm sure your friend misses you even more!! Still, how romantic...
Jen said…
Totally moved by that ad, too, and it usually takes a lot to move me. It made me think of his brother and his gal, except that she's Latvian instead of French. And they live in Wisconsin. But otherwise? Identical.
MsCellania said…
I think you and K need to fly to Paris for dinner with him one Saturday. Soon.
Anonymous said…
I second MsCellania's idea. A weekend in Paris would be just the thing. Our good friends just moved from Seattle to Nova Scotia (brr! why?!). They were our neighbors, and I too miss the dinners and camaraderie. Plus the husband watched Survivor with us. I'll miss him on Thursday for the Heroes and Villains premier.

jbhat
catsteevens said…
And I third MsCellania's idea. Oh how romantic! Dinner in Paris with a dear friend (and his new love).

Go now! Like this weekend ♥♥♥ What a lovey Valentine that would be ♥♥♥

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