Be still my heart, Bill Murray.
Just when I think you couldn’t get any cooler, you sprinkle your special brand of wisdom upon a group of partying bachelors at a steakhouse in Charleston, South Carolina. These guys were there celebrating a friend on the eve of marriage this Memorial Day weekend. But Bill’s advice wasn’t for the groom-to-be, it was for the other guys at the table:
“If you have someone that you think is The One, don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay, let’s pick a date. Let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”
I wonder if this little speech gave the groom-to-be second thoughts? Did he take his soon-to-be life partner on a spin around the globe? Did they travel together anywhere, learning how to compromise and find humor in the absurd and annoying, 24-7?
Bill Murray, this is advice I support 100-percent. The perfect life companion needs to be an ideal travel companion. Hopefully I get a chance to put your advice into action someday, should The One ever come along.