I’m a giant sap. I cry about everything. I think it’s a daily occurrence/mandatory event that I cry because of something I read/see/hear on the Internet. When I saw this video, I couldn’t help but tear up and remember how precious and special love is. I know I sound so ridiculously cheesy here, but this video is just too real.
Now that I’ve built it up to be a huge tear jerker, let me explain what it’s all about. Artist Marina Abramovic performed a piece entitled “The Artist is Present” at MoMA in 2010. This was her most popular performance piece – a 736-hour and 30-minute static, silent piece, in which she sat in the museum’s atrium, while spectators were invited to take turns sitting opposite her for one minute.
Now let me preface that Marina had a lover named Ulay, who was also her art partner. They had a quite an intense love affair that started in the 70s. They decided to end it in the late 80s and each walked the Great Wall of China from opposite ends, met for one last hug in the middle, and went their separate ways—never to see each other again.
Around 25 years later at her 2010 MoMA show, Ulay arrived without her knowing…and that’s when I started crying because I feel all the feels.
Check out their amazing and heart wrenching reunion below!
[Lead Image via Hyper Allergic]