Tuesday, January 13, 2009

sweet sweet fantasy

this is an automatically generated post, because i am away for a few days, working on getting my life in order. i would love to come back to an inbox full of comments, from my readers sharing their thoughts with me. so please leave a comment!

i adore this painting. the romance! the intrigue! are they secret lovers? are they newly married? is he leaving her for a long period of time, to have adventures in a far-off land? are they running away together?

The Kiss
Francesco Hayez

i feel wistfully romantic when i look at this piece. makes me think of all those beautiful romantic moments in my life.

does this painting make you think of a romantic moment you've had? or does it incite a fantasy? i can see it now--my handsome hubby, in that hat with a feather and a sweeping cape, whisking me away in secret to steal a kiss just before we run away together.

are you as sickeningly romantic as i am?


♥georgie♥ said...

WOW now that is a beautiful pic/painting

Marj aka Thriver said...

This painting reminds me of the first movie I ever saw Scarlet Johansen in: The Girl With The Pearl Earring. I think the painting the film was named after is titled exactly the same.

I left you a comment on your request for survivor stories over at the Child Abuse Survivor network, when you get back.

Bev said...

I won't share my story of this painting. Let's just say I'm not a romantic like you.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

I think it would be fun to dress up in a dress like that...I don't know how DH feels about hats with feathers in them though. :) Great painting.

MindyLew said...

I would say that it is a kiss of farewell. He is going off to fight and when he returns she will be waiting for him. I wonder what this says about my personality???

Kaylynn said...

It's their first kiss and possibly their last. He doesn't know if he will be coming back from war. He starts to leave, then turns around and kisses her. I too am a romantic, but what if he did die, where does that leave her?