Wednesday, August 3, 2011


The premise of this story is interesting enough: a couple who got married after being friends for 15 years.

But the story's setup is equally intriguing. A daughter interviews her parents about their courtship.

I'm embarrassed that I know only basic facts about how my parents met. It's not due to a lack of curiosity, but rather the invisible divide that makes you reluctant to view your parents as something other than authority figures.

Of course, they are humans, too -- people who fall in love, put their feelings on the line and even get hurt.

It's sometimes challenging to understand that aspect of your parents' lives without losing them as, well, parents. Does that make sense?

Sadly, we often become most aware of our parents' humanness when it's too late to conduct life's most revealing interviews.