StoryCorps is a national project to gather the stories of people – everyday people – around the country. This project brings people together, usually loved ones, to record the stories of their lives. A recording is made to CD and, if desired, sent to the Library of Congress. This project is putting a face on the United States of this period.
Two of the stars of StoryCorps are Danny and Annie Perasa. Danny spoke of his love for Annie with such eloquence and depth that it moved millions of listeners to tears.
This is a man who made sure that his wife knew she was loved each and every day of their life together. From writing love notes to her each morning to recording his voice at the premier StoryCorps booth in Grand Central Station, Danny was the epitome of a romantic.
Sadly, Danny passed away last Friday from cancer.
I think, though, that he left a legacy. He has inspired many of us to voice our love and appreciation for those around us. He has also given me encouragement that, maybe, there is a Danny out there for me.