In the Friends episode “The One with the Prom Video,” Phoebe explains that Ross and Rachel are destined to be together because “he’s her lobster.” While the thought of two lobsters attempting to hold claws while scurrying along the bottom of a fish tank is pretty entertaining, I find new reason to believe in love each spring when I see this couple:
Every year, I see this duck couple walking together all over my neighborhood, and my heart just melts. They swim together in the bay, waddle along people’s driveways and float in little pools left by crazy rainstorms. Recently, the labradoodle has noticed them too, and he tries to scare them away. I calmly explain to him that these ducks are the epitome of everlasting love, and he should not disturb them. The dog then blankly stares at me and returns to barking at the feathered friends, but hey, you can’t keep a girl from trying to make her dog understand true romance.
First of all, I know that these ducks are probably not the same ducks that I saw last year or the year before, but really, why do I need to know that? That logic just puts a damper on the little bits of wonder that can be found in the world, and I am totally against that variety of logic.
Secondly, I know that they’re not the only adorable set of animals in the world. Trust me, I’ve seen the otters:
Despite all this, I applaud these ducks for sticking together all these years, even though I’m sure that the female checks out the swan every once in a while and the male grabs more of the trash that the kids leave at Miami Beach.