Saint Lloyd Dobler

I’m sitting here listening to Peter Gabriel sing “In Your Eyes” and that song always reminds me of the scene in “Say Anything” where Lloyd Dobler is standing in front of his car holding up his boom box playing that song, trying to get his girlfriend back.

And then I think of my favorite line from that movie, where Lloyd is talking to Diane’s father and he says, “What I really want to do with my life – what I want to do for a living – is I want to be with your daughter. I’m good at it.”

I couldn’t appreciate that line when I first heard it, but being married fifteen years now, it’s modern day Gospel. Lloyd Dobler is my hero. A patron saint of dedicated husbands everywhere. I want to be the world’s foremost expert in how to love my wife.

And I’m thinking this as I sit here listening to music at my computer, reading email. Sometimes prayers come from left field.

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