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October 30, 2010
Make a wish and lock it in ... on ... a fence, a fountain, a railing ... you name it.
This is recent, but not about hair. Nothing so cavalier as the
popular in the 17th century.
11 years ago
I love this! Beautiful link, bees. I don't know, though, what effect it would have on a relationship... a lock implies an inability to leave even if you wanted to. So I guess that as sympathetic magic it's charming, but as metaphor it's a little creepy. Give me lovelocks over love locks any day!
Yes, the locking in aspect of this seems overly restrictive. This practice apparently
started in Italy
after a 2006 movie featured a pair of young lovers 'locking their love in' and throwing the key away.
It's a pretty conceit, but as I get older, I realize that you can't keep love with a lock. It requires a bit more effort.
The popularity of lovelocks have increased the sale of hacksaws by 200%!
Much preferable to spray-painting your initials inside a heart on every available public surface.
Sting was thinking along the same lines... If you love somebody, If you really love somebody...
Try to symbolize it with a physical manifestation of permanence belying you subconscious fear of abandonment and the realization of the non-permanence of romantic attachment.
Set them free! (Free, free, set them free...)
The long lines of padlocks on railings remind me of strings of prayer flags. Which I suppose they are.
Picks or it didn't happen!
*groans* Steely, why did you hasp to go and do that?
Easy, people, don't you get all keyed up. And remember, lock puns and liquor are a bad combination.
Have I ever told ye the one about the lox myth?
With all this keen wit, someone who cam in here would do a dead bolt out again. It's enough to raise a Monkey's shackles.
You might say I'm the
of my own domain. And yet nobody has yet noted that this is Mon
Did ye say don
You guys are getting all keyed up over nothing. If you don't behave, it will be the lock-down for both of you.
Ye mean the lock-up?
Yes beez, the po-key.
Heh! a clasp without a kiss a catch not in my side a quay that's not though I am all at sea