Love Story, Volume 1

5 Feb

Ah, February.  The month of romance.  With it comes Valentine’s Day – a day that greeting card companies, chocolate factories and jewelry stores are eternally grateful for.  What started out as a day to exchange a small token of affection for your “love” has turned into an all out national holiday (and is the reason that I can never use pink and red together) where everyone feels the need to post their overpriced flowers on Instagram and Facebook.

In honor of the month of loooooove, I’ll be posting a few famous “love stories” for us to all swoon over.  I am a reformed romantic atheist, after all.

First up, Johnny Cash and his beloved June Carter Cash.

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“There’s unconditional love there. You hear that phrase a lot but it’s real with me and her. She loves me in spite of everything, in spite of myself. She has saved my life more than once. She’s always been there with her love, and it has certainly made me forget the pain for a long time, many times. When it gets dark and everybody’s gone home and the lights are turned off, it’s just me and her.” -Johnny Cash

Although their love story began in a controversial way (he was still married at the time), they proved to be soulmates.  Married 35 years, Johnny Cash died a few months after his wife passed away, and was often famously quoted as saying, “I love June Carter, I do.”

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