key to my heart
The New York Times recently ran an article about a new romantic ritual in Rome inspired by Federico Moccia’s recent book, Ho Voglio di Te, and its extremely popular movie adaptation. In the book, a young man wins the heart of a woman by taking her to Rome’s Ponte Milvio wrapping a lock and chain symbolic of their love around a lightpost, and throwing the key into the Tiber River.
since the movie came out, throngs of people in italy have been duplicating the gesture. see? locks and chains can be romantic afterall.