If you need a good cry today, the band Mutemath’s video for their new song “Monument” is just the thing to do it.
In the video, Charles “Lala” Evans talks about the wife he lost after 60 years together. And he shows his house. The house has essentially become a museum of his late wife. See below:
Louise, who he called “Ms. Lou” died in 2011. This was just before their 60th wedding anniversary. The many photos on the walls are his museum and he has a name for it: “LaLa and Louise Land.” Could anything be more beautiful or moving?
He also has old film and videos of her as well as an umbrella garden, dedicated to her memory. Even when he brushes his teeth in the morning, he does so in front of a photo of them. Just devastatingly sweet.
With so many people getting down on marriage and the high divorce rate, it is easy to see why some might doubt the institution. This love story is an antidote to that. True love does exist. You just have to look for it. And you have to work at it. Ms. Lou’s last words to her husband? “I love you.” We should all go out that way. We should all love this much. Because as awful as it is to lose, those 60 years must have been such a blessing.
Mutemath said this was the perfect visualization of their song and the merging of this real-life love and this lovely song really is musical genius. Are you crying yet?