Have you received anything for one mysterious Mary in your inbox as of late? Perhaps a missive asking you to pass along an e-mail with a proposal in the form of a poem or a link to Proposal to Mary? An unnamed suitor has apparently concocted a plan to spread his proposal far and wide through forwarded e-mails, in the hopes it will eventual reach his sweetheart. It all began when he sent out an e-mail to 50 strangers, asking them to pass the proposal on.
How will his Mary know that she is the Mary mentioned? By the poem said suitor composed:
Five years ago, I will always remember the day
When fate made us meet, blissful Alaskan moments in May
Earth spun around us and a journey began
Love, warmth, happiness, enough the years to span.
The longer it lasts the more grows our bond
And with 80 still – of you I will be fond
Whatever happens, I will stay at your side
Through good and bad, together let us stride
No second with you was ever wasted
You are the sweetest I have ever tasted
We have spent so many years – why not a life?
Mary, will you marry me – and become my wife?
If you don’t balk at the idea of sending around e-mail fowards to friends, why not help this suitor get the message across to his Mary? Whether the e-mail–which can be found on his web site–will make its way to its intended destination remains to be seen. It’s a pretty weird idea, but I’m curious as to how it will work out in the end.