If you love somebody, set them Free !

Trick Lock - Heart (Opened)

Paris hit the news this week with another very hot love story!

But this time, it went far beyond our National bedroom farces. This time, Mesdames, Messieurs the love story involves millions of couples from all over the world ! Millions of lovers who clamped padlocks to the railings as tokens of their desire to be “locked in love forever.”

Love or vandalism?

This symbol to me is anything but love : it shouts possession, prison, narcissism and blindness to the surrounding beauty. Look at what’s left of the Pont des Arts:

A lamp missing, brought down by the weight of locks. Officials estimates the number of locks hanging on the bridge at more than 700 000 ! a load of about 500 kg for each panel !  (c)http://nolovelocks.com/
A lamp missing, brought down by the weight of locks.
Officials estimates the number of locks hanging on the bridge at more than 700 000 ! a load of about 500 kg for each panel !
(c)http://nolovelocks.com/

Love as I want it, as I try to teach it to my kids, is of a very different kind. It goes with respect, caring and freedom.

Life is not about getting and having, it is about giving and being. Want to show your love? Share your smiles and happiness by taking a selfie instead of padlocking Paris’ most cherished heritage sites. Share it with #LoveWithoutLocks. Your image will appear on a special website alongside other enlightened lovers who choose to cherish memories over things.

Just click if you want to know more about NoLoveLocks campaign 🙂 And hope you too can live by those precious words:

lovefreedom

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13 thoughts on “If you love somebody, set them Free !

      1. thanks! will work on it, and explore more Cebu too! what is your fav place in Cebu? loved to read that learning French and visiting France are on your bucket list 🙂

      2. I really want to visit Sumilon island, Cebu . Yes I want to learn French and visit France so badly, how i wish can i travel soon 🙂 .

      3. Let me know when you are ready to travel, will be happy to give you all the tips I can think about for having a good time in France 🙂 Have a nice day!

    1. Weird trends to me. I would find it much more romantic if my husband would treat me with a diamond charm each time we visit a new city. Could engrave the name of the city, the date, et voilà 😉 ok, it is a little more expensive than a padlock, but it would definitely look better, no?

      1. hahaha. i wonder what your husband would have to say to the diamond charm for each and every city you both visit, though. lol.

        but, yes to diamond charms! =p

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