Thursday, October 30, 2008

Young love, old love, same love.


These photos were taken just within a few meters and a few moments from each other. I thought they were so touching--the young couple standing up, facing in the same direction, perhaps thinking of their future, and the older couple seated, each absorbed in his/her own thoughts, and perhaps reflecting on the past.

20 comments:

MuseSwings said...

Perhaps the older couple no longer need the security of facing the same direction.

Virginia said...

Oh well, I think I need another Kleenex. How wonderful. Why am I so sentiimental lately?
V

Riccardo said...

I wish I have a so long love for another person like the old couple...
Beautiful shot!!!!!

Suz @ Alive in Wonderland said...

Beautiful post, very thoughtful

Webradio said...

Bibi, You have two "lovely" photos...
Your text is very pretty, and very nice...

Saretta said...

Maybe the old couple have nothing left to say to each other! No, no, I'm so unromantic! LOL!

Saretta said...

Maybe the old couple have nothing left to say to each other! No, no, I'm so unromantic! LOL!

vero said...

Lovely and romantic photos.

soulbrush said...

sigh......

Abraham Lincoln said...

I really think you hit the nail on the head in this post. It is quite beautiful.

I am doing something different on my Gordon blog. I set out to photograph and describe every house in the village where I was born in 1934.

Gordon, Ohio

Lily Hydrangea said...

quite touching indeed Bibi, this is a great capture. Love is so important. It is nice to be able to share it like these couples seem to be.

Chuck Pefley said...

Reminds me a bit of the heart wrenching movie "On Golden Pond".

richies said...

The Beatles summed it up. "All Yo Need Is Love". It doesn't matter what age you are.

An Arkie's Musings

Virginia said...

Oh great, Chuck brings up "On Golden Pond". Sniffle sniffle!!

Marie Reed said...

They are both such romantic shots!

marley said...

I love these, the light perfectly fits the sentiment.

Knoxville Girl said...

wow, bookends. made me cry.
wonderful set you've shown us.

raf said...

Intentional or not, I especially like this pair of contrasts for the obvious reasons, but also for how the first image of the straight, upright young couple is accentuated by the strong, straight and angular objects around and behind them, while the older stooped couple blend right into the smooth, worn curves of the tree. In any case, Bibi, great takes and pairing for your beautiful post!

Tea Time With Melody said...

This is a fantastic post. Love these pictures. Not many people go from the first picture to the second picture without a few divorces in between. I am still counting the years with my hubby,this year on number 24!

Becky said...

I especially like that the photo of the two standing has straight lines - the railing he has his foot on. Then the photo of the older couple is framed on the left by the curve of the tree. It just adds to the contrast. I like these posted together.