If Finding Emilie on Radiolab doesn’t bring a lump to your throat and tears to your eyes, you might want to check your pulse.
I found this when I turned on the radio beginning my drive home after volunteering in SF today. I’d had a great time and was in a wonderful mood, ready to turn on my next podcast of the Ted Radio Hour, but I was waiting until the traffic eased a little so I could concentrate more on the podcast.
Listening to this, I twice shut it off because it was pushing me into depression too quickly.
Twice, I turned it back on because I couldn’t bring myself to believe it would end badly. Death couldn’t come knocking with so little care for our fragile human feelings. I just couldn’t bear to believe that it couldn’t have a happy ending. After all, this was on the radio.
Well, I won’t spoil the ending for you, but I will tell you it is worth listening all the way to the end. Just keep some tissue nearby.