It took me a few years to grow up, I think, but I've finally come to terms with Valentine's Day. I think that this might be the first time that I haven't had some deep underlying feeling that the holiday is just there to mock me for being single. I think the trick to it is to reach the point where you realize you actually like being single. At any rate, Valentine's day and I are cool now. We're bros. As such, I have seen my way clear to writing a post that actually pertains to the day in question without sounding in any way resentful, so here goes:
When it comes to lovers, there have been a lot of famous and striking pairs over the ages. I don't feel like naming any of them because I don't actually care that much, but there have been a lot of them. Romeo and Juliet do not count among these, just so we're clear, and if anybody says Edward and Bella, I will find and shank you personally. Anyway, with so many notable lovers about, I feel as though there's one that doesn't often get a whole lot of notice. This is a terrible shame, because I feel as though they may very well be the greatest lovers in history. I am, of course, talking about Gomez and Morticia Addams.
First off, if you have not seen the old 1964 TV series of The Addams Family, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't go look it up now. Secondly, take a good long look at the people in the picture above. These are two people who are absolutely mad about each other. No matter that their general sanity was up for debate; Gomez and Morticia were blindly, deeply, passionately in love with each other. I haven't watched the show myself for a while, but, as I recall, there was not an episode that went by where they were not fawning over one another at at least one point.
The Addams were, by design, so far removed from normality that they frightened or disturbed most people. Nevertheless, they were a very close and loving family, and they were very happy with themselves and with each other. I feel like this is due largely in part to the relationship between Gomez and Morticia. They didn't care about what anybody else thought, they just cared about each other and about their family and they were much happier than most for it.
Gomez and Morticia themselves were always delightful to watch when they interacted because it was so easy to tell how very deeply enamored with each other they were.
They rarely disagreed, and when they did, they were always willing to let it go because their relationship was more important than their pride. They had the occasional misunderstanding, but it never put them off for long, and I don't recall them ever truly being at odds with one another. Not to mention that they couldn't keep their hands off each other. Gomez was the more actively affectionate of the two, but it was easy to see Morticia, in spite of her refinement, returned it just as deeply. They were deliriously happy and they made a perfect pair and a were the perfect core for their creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky family.
Perhaps my admiration for them stems largely from the fact that when/if I ever marry, my family will be far beyond normal. Whatever the reason, I feel as though Gomez and Morticia Addams deserve a respected place in history as the greatest couple of all time, and should be held as an example to lovers everywhere.
And don't worry, I'll get back to writing silly things soon enough.
Happy Valentine's Day!