If you were the only girl in the world, and I were the only boy

Downton Abbey is my new addiction.

I hate to admit it, but I have cried while watching the show, and I have also laughed. A particular scene in the show made me tear up. This was in the second season which takes place during World War 1. Downtown Abbey has been converted to a convalescent home in this scene and the Crawley sisters are putting up a concert for the soldiers. Matthew Crawley (heir of Grantham) and William (second footman turned soldier) are missing in action. While the sisters perform the song "If you were the only girl (in the world)," Matthew and William come home (this part is unfortunately missing from the link above, but it's the most poignant moment). Something about this scene made me hold my breath. Not to sound like I am listing cliches, but I felt a knot in my chest and a lump in my throat and a smile on my face.  It is the best representation of love and relief and heartache that I have seen in a long while. If you can somehow find the complete scene, please do watch it. Better yet, watch the show - it is a masterpiece!

I have been listening to the Frankie Avalon version of this song all day today. And it's just not getting old.

Read about LOVE on Goll Gappay this month and relate incidents where you have witnessed or experienced it.