Thursday, March 12, 2015

His wife got him out of a Turkish prison

I once read a pithy description of a prospective ideal spouse:  "I would like to marry someone," the interviewee said, "who could get me out of a Turkish prison, if need be."

Not sexy, stylish, hot, funny, cute and all the other Hollywoodisms that may come to mind.  Just:  "get me out of a Turkish prison."

The thought was superb.  It stuck in my mind as a great metaphor.

Turns out it can be more than a figure of speech:  for this couple, profiled in the Chicago Tribune, it was real life.  Must read.