“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ Shakespeare
Whilst roaming in Rome, we were on our way to view some archaeological excavations, when I heard beautiful music and went to investigate. There under a shady tree, was a young clarinetist serenading the passersby. People dropped a few Euros into his case, as they literally danced past. An elderly Italian couple, obviously still very much in love, stayed and danced for quite a while, as he played the wonderful love song, “Besame Mucho.”
Besame, besame mucho,
Each time I cling to your kiss, I hear music divine,
Hold me my darling and say that you’ll always be mine.
This joy is something new, my arms enfolding you,
Never knew this thrill before.
Whoever thought I’ll be holding you close to me,
Whispering it’s you I adore.
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Yes, aren’t they? 🙂
Oh you come up with the best responses to the challenges!
(trying to get caught up here.) 😉
Thanks, Gunta. 🙂
So sweet… that’s romantic love ‘language’…
Love “besame mucho” too…
Thanks, Bams. 🙂
I love your entry and the lyrics to that famous song… Beautiful 🙂
Thanks so much, Elizabeth. 🙂
besame me, with Diane Crall is my nr 1 music. And your photo too. Lovely! 🙂
Thanks so much, Bente. Diana Krall is also one of my favourite artists. I wish she would bring out a new CD. 🙂
They look like they are enjoying the music and each other.
Amor … Aahhhh
I like the entry very much.
Thanks, Izzy. I love that photo too. 🙂
Enjoy if you plelase Sylvia, I know your name now heehee!
Thanks so much, Gerry. You’re a star. 🙂
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Always knew Italians were romantic 🙂
Just think there is a couple out there who have no idea that the two of them are being admired by us all for their show of ‘love’ in a little square in Rome ….
Yes, this is true, Poppy. I’m sure they would be happy about it. 🙂
Really lovely picture especially as you managed to included the lone musician too.
Thank, Rosie. 🙂
What a wonderful catch this photo is – so lovely! I wouldn’t mind to be asked for a dance on a little square somewhere in Italy or anywhere for that matter. Love your photo.
Thanks so much, Viveka. 🙂
Now that is what I call love AD.
Me too, Jo. 🙂
Besame Mucho – I often heard that being sung by my father. What a romantic song to inspire people to dance right there on the streets. 🙂
Congratulations for the win! Your photo is pretty. 🙂
What a lovely memory, Imelda. My father also used to sing when I was young. I loved it. 🙂
Very sweet – so well captured! Love it. xxx
Thanks, Dinx. 🙂
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Now that is true romance! No, we didn’t venture to North Belize. We’ve been to Punta Gorda, Placencia, Hopkins, Mountain Pine Ridge and San Ignacio. We loved it all and saw many ruins like Caracol, Xuantunich, Lubaantun, Nim Li Punit and El Pilar. I wish I was on a new adventure as we speak. Instead of staring at snow!
Thanks, Sharon. I believe Lamanai is the most extensive site, with the highest temple, but it would be marvelous to see the other ruins too. 🙂
that is so wonderful. ahhhh to be in love and not afraid to show it, no matter our age 🙂
So true, Ruth. We should all be just like them. 🙂
Oh so romantic AD, the image and the location 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. It was wonderful to watch them. 🙂
Rome is amazing and Italians are so exquisitely passionate, anytime of the day… yes, we are! much love from this Italian…
That’s so wonderful. 🙂
Wonderful choice for the theme. I love that photo too. Made me smile. 🙂
Thanks, George. I’m glad you enjoyed the photo. 🙂
My insides just turned to mush! Sweet 🙂
Thanks, Tilly. I presume that was Malteser mush. 🙂
So Sweet 🙂
I LOVE this!
Me too, Julie. 🙂
I loved just watching them, Tandy. They made my heart sing. 🙂
A lovely depiction of love.. and song for that matter…
Thanks so much, bdt. 🙂
Beautiful interpretation for this week topic love , Thanks for sharing my friend 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
A fantastic moving and loving moment you captured. Besame mucho. My favorite song of all time. And Italians = love !!
Thanks so much, Emily. I agree. 🙂
Precious. Great shot.
Thanks, Gemma. 🙂
Very lovely Sylvia!
Thanks, Phil. 🙂
What a charming selection, AD! I love it! 😉
Thanks so much, Paula.:)
Sorry I think I got your name wrong. 😦
Yep – but not to worry! 😉
So very beautiful!
Thanks so much. 🙂
Italy, where people are much more real. Ahhhhh…. Sigh.
If you say so, Rommel. 🙂
I love seeing an older couple still in love, it makes me believe that there is still true love out there
Yes, there is lots of love out there, TA, 🙂
so lovely and also so romantic! I loved this post, Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks so much, nia. 🙂
Wellcome in Italy…;-)
Not only bad politicians…
Hahaha….. I’m sure this is true. 🙂
Ouw @Adin, Besame mucho that’s my fav song 🙂
Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
‘They seemed oblivious to everyone except one another’ The very definition of love perhaps? 🙂
Thanks, Lance. 🙂
A very sweet tender moment.How lovely.Have nice day
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
How lovely. A very sweet tender moment. Nicely captured Sylvia. 🙂
Thanks so much, Adrian. 🙂
what a lovely picture – an older couple, still in love and still knowing how to have fun and make the most out of every day. Sitting here with a smile on my face 🙂
Thanks, Susan. Yes, they really made an impact on me too, and I thought of the photo immediately when I saw the photo challenge.. 🙂
gorgeous – I love these moments
Ye, me too, Dallas. 🙂
Molto musho! 🙂
Mine turn to feel all mushy! Sweet
One picture can say it all!! Love the music.
Thanks so much, Lynne. 🙂
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
Thanks, TV. 🙂
Thanks, Indira. 🙂
Lovely post ad.
Thanks so much, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs to you too.
Wonderful image of love. The words to that song brought back many memories.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. 🙂
A wonderful photo.
Thanks so much, Judy. 🙂
Love that tune in all it’s guises ;-0
That is a cool portrayal of love AD – I’ve looked through all my pics, and nothing i look at speaks to me.
guess i’ll have some more living to do then 😉
It’s a lovely song, 68. 🙂
Awww, how lovely and romantic. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. 🙂