Gosh, eternity used to seem a lot longer…
Dear Blog Guy,
My soul mate and I want to do something to symbolize our eternal love. You seem to be a man of the world, what do you suggest?
Well, Smitten, Rome is maybe the most romantic city in the world, and lots of lovers there have recently been putting padlocks on lampposts, then throwing the keys into the Tiber River, so the locks will be there forever. Very romantic.
Oh, wait. It turns out the lampposts can’t stand the weight of all those locks, so firemen have started sawing them off, and they won’t exactly be there for eternity, just maybe a day or so. I guess you’ll just have to get married, instead.
A lamp post covered with padlocks, placed there by lovers, stands on Ponte Milvio, on the Tiber River in Rome April 14, 2007. REUTERS/Chris Helgren