I got to see the Swell Season documentary last night. It was wonderful (save for the jerkface behind me who proceeded to talk the entire time and then told me I was full of sour grapes. Thanks, buddy!)
I think everyone was pulling for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. But the movie shows just how hard it is to make it work while you’re on the road. Add in an 18-year age difference and personalities who grew apart, and you’ve got an incredibly heartbreaking story of people who clearly have a connection but are not meant to be.
I think watching the film, you see how it could have ended but you still secretly hoped these two would find a way. So it was even more painful to read that morning that Marketa announced she had married another man. I think we were all hoping that she and Glen would eventually end up back together.