One of my favourite television programmes is Peep Show.
I love it. If you haven’t seen it before, you should check it out – especially as the last series has just aired on TV.
There are many reasons I love it, but one of them is the brilliance of the characters, Mark and Jez … played by real life best friends, David Mitchell and Robert Web,
David Mitchell is – in real life – a bit of a clever clogs, the next generation of Stephen Fry perhaps.
That said, for all his smarts, he has been honest about his insecurities – from how he looked, to his social awkwardness to the back pain that debilitated him for many, many years.
Recently he got married … to the smart and beautiful, Victoria Coren.
The thing that is wonderful about this story – beyond the fact that it’s always lovely when people in love get together – is that he had secretly loved her from afar for years.
The feeling of unrequited love is one of the most painful of them all.
The feeling of loving someone and them not even realising it – let alone knowing it – is one of the cruelest things we can do to ourselves.
[It goes without saying that loving someone and them loving you back is the best feeling on earth. After maybe, Forest winning]
Anyway, as I said, Mr Mitchell and Ms Coren got together eventually and I recently found this video where he talks openly about his transition from aching love to shared joy.
It’s loving, thoughtful, gentle and honest and given it’s a Monday – in the official month of love – I thought we could all do with starting the week on a nice note.
No, I don’t know what’s got into me either.
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