Happy Valentine’s Day.

A public proposal, like any grand gesture, can only go one of two ways: really well or really badly. That’s why there’s the saying Aim for the Moon. Even if you fail you’ll fall among the stars. Which, depending on your perspective, either means you’ll go out in a blaze of glory or you’ll freeze in the cold, dark void, taunted by tiny points of light that are many orders of magnitude more distant than your intended target.

The fact that it’s either utter humiliation or grand celebration, the Lady or the Tiger, is what makes the public proposal so romantic but also challenging both for the giver and the receiver. I feel especially sympathetic toward anyone getting a surprise, and very public, proposal because not everyone wants that much attention, even if they’re absolutely certain. And if they’re not absolutely certain…

At least this one went well.

These two pictures were taken about a week apart but I don’t know when exactly the affirmative was added. I like to think that the person who accepted didn’t take long to say so but I appreciate that they gave me enough time to document before and happily ever after.

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    How romantic! Thanks for sharing the love, Chris.
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’m glad for you and for that couple who shared their love with all of us.

  2. M.L. James

    Awww, That was really cool, Chris! May it all work out well for them. Do you think that when they have a child and it starts coloring on their walls in their abode, they will appreciate it or do you think they’ll try and discourage their tyke’s expressions?! ???? Mona

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I hope the parents aren’t hypocrites and encourage their children to be junior taggers. There was something sweet about this couple expressing their love so publicly and we need more of that.


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