Not too long ago, a friend pointed me to an article about a lamp post in Rome that has become famous for lovers attaching padlocks and then throwing the keys into the Tiber River--hoping to lock up the permanency of their relationship so to speak. Like nearly everything, this lamp post has become a political issue, which is what is discussed in the article, but my friend spotted the piece and thought it'd make for a lovely Love Thursday.
And indeed it would.
But then a few days ago, Shelley of At Home in Rome photographed the lamp post personally, and she has shared more of the story with the blogosphere. No need to rehash here as Shelley's got it covered, but this past weekend, I made an interesting discovery--down here in Calabria, we have our own little lovely tradition.
It's not as visually stunning as the padlocks, and some may call it nasty graffiti, but what I see is (I'm guessing) young love poured out onto a wall that lines the promenade in Catanzaro Lido.
You are my life.
Thank you for existing.
You're not with me...
I had wanted to spend this day with you...
I will love you forever, Giù (Giuseppe)...
Your Cate (Caterina)!!!
(song lyric by Laura Pausini)
I love you Lilly
Happy Love Thursday everyone!