Here is what I think most touching and insightful to me from this beautiful talk:
What is real love? How does it work? In order to work on this question and to figure out how someone goes from meeting on a date to having a life together, Stacey and I went to Sun City Summerlin, which is the largest retirement community in Las Vegas. At the end of the day after we left the Sunset City, I told Alec that I didn’t actually think that the stories of how these couples met were all that interesting. What was more interesting was how they managed to stay together. They all had this beautiful quality of endurance, but that was true of the singles, too. The world is hard, and the singles were out there trying to connect with other people, and the couples were holding onto each other after all these decades. My favorite pictures on this trip were of Joe and Roseanne. Now, by the time we met Joe and Roseanne, we’d gotten the habit of asking couples if they had an old wedding photograph. In their case, they simultaneously pulled out of their wallets, the exact same photograph. What’s more beautiful, I thought to myself, this image of a young couple who has just fallen in love or the idea of these two people holding onto this image for decades?