Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Secret"...Love in Black and White.....

I’m not sure how many of you have seen the new video from Seal featuring his wife Heidi Klum. If you haven’t you can check it out here. I absolutely love this video. This is what two people in love feel for each other. It’s not about being black and white, famous or not famous, it’s about being in love. The beauty of this video speaks volumes for interracial couples, or, for that matter, all couples. I applaud Seal and Heidi for putting this out there. It’s racy, and it’s personal, but most of all, it’s romantic and touching. The contrast of their skin, the looks in their eyes, and the words in the song…beautiful.

Sadly when an interracial couple is “out there” there is always some form of hate that comes out of the woodwork. In this case it’s in the form of the comment section. I read through some of the comments and thankfully most of them voiced nothing but praise for the video and all its beauty. However there were some comments that just made me sad. I won’t print them because they don’t deserve “air time.” All I can say is, I feel for people who don’t get to experience all that the world has to offer. They choose to close themselves off from people and places that are not like them, so they miss out. They choose to hate people who are in situations different from theirs, so they live with anger. To me living with hate would be just like dying a little inside each and every day. We don’t all have to agree, but there is no need to be hateful when we don’t.

Love is a beautiful thing and if you happen to find it with someone of a different race, then yippee! Celebrate! When in doubt, watch this video again and realize that love comes in all colors. Or, you can just ask me…18 loving years later…Jamie and I are living proof of love in black and white.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amy-
What an absolutely beautiful video. Thank you for sharing, as you know, I don't watch TV hardly at all. Who knows how long it would have been before I would have been able to enjoy this if it weren't for you! I have always thought that Heidi and Seal are an absolutely beautiful couple. This video proves that, as well as showcasing the beautiful love connection they have.

-Heather

Amy Wise said...

Heather,

You are so welcome. I just love this video and love the song as well. Love is love...black, white, or otherwise.

A.

Anonymous said...

Some guys have it made. All, I can say is Seal is a very lucky man to have a woman as beautiful as Heidi.

Nay K {Miami (Little Cuba) Florida} said...

Hi Amy. I read your newest blog and as you know I am your biggest male fan. Can I claim that title?

I saw the video of Heidi and Seal and although I am not a big Seal fan, but I have listened to a couple of his songs, this one "Secret" is really a nice romantic song and of course the video of him and Heidi is beautiful and though it has a hint of being risqué, I thought it was very tastefully done.

Black and White is just a beautiful color mixture whether in clothes or people. If fact black and any color mix well together.

I am just happy that I just found out that nice young Vietnamese American woman who works down the hall from me, who is about 6-7 months pregnant is going to have her first bi-racial child and her husband is African American in the army. Of course I showed her on her computer, your blog site and my favorite; lovingday.org site.

Amy you and I have to give a shout out of kudos to the army and other branches of the U.S military because over the years our military have done a lot of bringing races/nationalities together in love in such countries as Japan, Korea, Philippines and especially Germany and that is a beautiful thing and the Holy Spirit of God speaking in them.

Amy Wise said...

Anonymous,

Heidi is lucky as well! =)

Nay K.,

Biggest fan you are too funny!

I love this video and have always loved Seals music from way back in the day. I just LOVE his voice and his uniqueness.

Thanks for showing your coworker my site and for always being so positive about IR relationships!

Cheers,

Amy

Andrea Conner said...

The eyes don't lie...so much love is conveyed between them.

Amy Wise said...

Andrea....so true! Thank you for reading. =)

Amy