Love is the steady heartbeat of the TV adaptation of “Good Omens” by Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
I just about cried while writing this so please read because I can’t have my tears wasted 👉👈🥺
This twitter post is everything I’ve been trying to put into words for so long after rewatching Good Omens, and doing deep dives into what makes these characters tick. Aziraphale and Crowley’s love reminds me of the passage from 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
I don’t know if any of you are religious out there, but for me personally, seeing love like this in practice, portrayed with such delicate kindness, was the truest expression of partnership, fidelity, and trust ever put to screen. It didn’t need to be said out loud (“love doesn’t boast”). It didn’t need to be showy (“love isn’t proud”). It didn’t need to be anything other than the stillness between words unspoken because what’s important is that the moments were FELT.
For that, I say thank you for writing this, and thank you to Neil Gaiman for bringing this type of selfless adoration to the screen.