She’d walked the beach about 30 minutes before she spied an unusual bottle.
Most bottles on this Scottish beach were colored some shade of beer-brown and contained foul remnants of colored liquid. And they were missing their cap – except this one. This beach-bottle was clear, sealed and contained a note.
“Another lonely day with no one here but me
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair”
As she sat on the sand and read Craig Sullivan’s message, she learned about a man ready to find love again. Eighteen months on from the death of his wife, 49-year-old Craig was inspired to bypass blind dates and dating sites to try something he saw as romantically unique.
“I’ll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle”
His idea – send out 2,000 Messages In Bottles.
Craig hadn’t anticipated the outrage from those who thought this “half-wit” creating such environmental devastation, should be arrested or worse.
The actual impact on the British beaches is debatable, but his originality is laudable.
Instead of settling for the obvious means of finding love, Craig didn’t’ suppress a Romantic idea triggered by Police’s song. He acted on his unorthodox idea, and set into motion events to meet his Romantic goal.
It’s easy to contemplate, critique, criticize and crush unorthodox Romantic ideas at birth. It’s easier to discover why a Romantic idea won’t work then to breathe a little life into it and see what develops.
Next time one of those crazy, Romantic ideas enter your thoughts, allow it time to mature a bit. It could create a Romantic Interlude which you’ll both enjoy.
As for Mr. Sullivan’s outrageously Romantic idea, he received 50 responses from women interested in knowing more about the man behind the Message In a Bottle.
Here’s to outrageous romantic ideas. Robert