By Jeff Salter
We’re blogging this week about “most romantic…”
Monday, on Iris’ blog, I mentioned – briefly and rather casually – what first came to my mind at this prompt. In the three days since, I have not thought of anything else which typifies romance any more than the photo I mentioned.
When my daughter was still engaged, somebody snapped a photo of Julie and her fiancé.
They’re standing very close and hugging, of course … and my daughter’s hand is flat against Jack’s chest. Right about where his heart would be.
This is not the candid outdoor picture I recall – which we could not locate – but it’s a later studio version of a very similar pose.
I’ve since seen a very similar pose in many young loving couples. There’s a sense of intimacy, of course, but it also seems to settle the issue: “He’s mine.”
Whenever I see that photo, I have to smile because it seems so romantic to me.
One of my colleagues added to my recollection that my daughter is clearly “the holder of his heart.”
I like that expression. It seems to capture the essence of romantic love: for each to hold the other’s heart. “He/she is all mine.”
What about you? What scene or image represents the most romantic thing you’ve witnessed?