Our friends, Dan and Sarah, just celebrated their 25th anniversary. Sarah is an anthropology PhD/homeschooling mom/accomplished fiction writer (you can see her books here). Dan is a geographer/awesome musician who sounds freakishly like the lead singer of Barenaked Ladies. They are one of our favorite couples. (They take a walk together every day, rain or shine. Gotta love that.)
Dan had never written a song for Sarah, so he wrote this one for their 25th anniversary. And I’ll be darned if he didn’t perfectly sum up what long-term love and marriage is all about between two down-to-earth people. Maybe it’s because I know them, but it made me cry a lil’ bit. Dan says he’s “the least romantic person on the planet.” I think that’s arguable. Sincere, honest, real—that’s true romance right there.
“Here Goes.” Enjoy. (If this video won’t play for you, you can see it here.)
(Dan said this is a pretty rough rendition, but I think the raw recording just adds to the beauty of the song. That’s what real love is. Perfectly imperfect. :))