This piece was inspired by an excerpt from my favorite podcast Radiolab The episode is "Lost and Found". You will find the excerpt "Finding Emily" at the very end of it. It is the last 20 minutes or so. This is not only one of the most profound love stories I have ever heard, but a story of will, a story of not giving up on the rescue of someone you love. This man literally pulls her right out of the darkness... literally. I can not really put words to it, you have to listen to it... Please... listen to it.
The entire episode is amazing. I recommend listening to the entire thing. Although, if you would like to listen to the "Finding Emily" episode first, click the play arrow and wait a few moments for the player to load, then click on the player about a 3rd of the way from the end. The timer will read 41 minutes.