parents who try to shelter their children from every little thing that could possibly corrupt them are going to have some fucked up kids
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Right in the Feels: Lucy & Desi playing with the grandkids.
I fell into a Youtube hole and I stumbled across this home movie of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz splashing around in the pool with their kids and grandkids. I don’t regularly think of Lucy & Desi, but I thought they had gotten divorced decades earlier than this video would’ve been shot, so I looked it up.
According to Wikipedia, they divorced in 1960 after 20 years and two children together amid rumors of Desi’s infidelity and alcoholism. Though they both remarried, Lucy and Desi remained friends until his death in 1986.
In the video, you can tell the two of them still had a playful relationship decades after the divorce with Lucy swatting at him around the 40 second mark. It just says to me that marriage really can be forever, even if you’re not married anymore. The nature of the relationship can change and you can build connections with other people, but when you ask someone to be in your life forever, it really can be forever even if you grow apart. And that’s fine because people change and life sometimes takes us in differing directions. Still, it’s really beautiful when someone is in your life for the long haul in any capacity.
Go tell someone you love them today and take a moment to appreciate your relationships!