the Kiss …

WordPress Photo Challenge this week is Kiss.

I photographed this mural in downtown Los Angeles – near Mac Arthur park.

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The last Kiss

President Obama keep your promise and bring our young men and women home!

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68 Responses to the Kiss …

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  2. frizztext says:

    bring our young men and women home!

  3. Nice contribution, Rosie 🙂

  4. Peter robin says:

    Yes cousin Rosie I certainly agree with that. Peace & Love xx

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  7. Amen! That’s a beautiful mural, reminding us…

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  9. Sybil says:

    Lovely mural Rosie.

  10. rosie, this is so beautiful! thank you!

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  14. Oh yes, great shot, great sentiment.

    • dearrosie says:

      Hi Mrs Carmichael,
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
      After reading your marvelous paragraph on your “hovercard” I wanted to visit your blog but your link dead ends at your gravatar. How does one visit an opinionated woman’s blog?

  15. Larooby says:

    El ultima beso – “the last kiss” – a bitter sweet acceptance of what too many regard as ‘fate’ , ‘duty’ or their last option for stable employment. It’s a sad reality touching so many yet we continue to feed the military-industrial complex with the bodies of our young men and women in the name of all the emotional slogans and jingoism embodied in this picture.

    • dearrosie says:

      I came upon this beautiful painting on a quiet little street without much foot traffic. I wish I knew who the artist was so I could identify both him/her and the hear the young couple’s story.
      I hope the artist comes by and leaves a comment.

      I can’t imagine the pain of that kiss.

      We are sending our young men and women to fight in two never-ending wars we have no reason to have started in the first place.

  16. What a great mural, Rosie! 🙂

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  18. You found the perfect mural to punctuate the theme! It’s just fabulous. I hope it stays there as a reminder…even after the troops are home–soon! Consensus on that one!

  19. Zen says:

    Hey, I like that.. Looks like a poster for a movie.. 🙂

  20. munchow says:

    A lovely take on this week’s challenge. And I totally agree with your sentiment. A very thoughtful post.

  21. shoreacres says:

    Being one of the ancients, I thought of two things simultaneously – the famous photo of the sailor and the woman in NY after the end of WWII, and of course Rodin’s famous sculpture. There are echoes of that here, just as there are clear references to Michaelangelo in Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie”. Sometimes I think the best way to recognize a true icon is see how many references to it exist.

    It’s a marvelous painting – true street art.

    • dearrosie says:

      Thanks for your great comment Linda. The famous photo of the sailor and the woman kissing in NYC after the end of WWII is a delightful spontaneous “smooch”, while the Rodin sculpture is sensuous, and I think Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie” was a great boost to female power. Just looking at this one my eyes fill with tears.

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  23. We can all identify with the sentiments so beautifully painted here. Lovely!

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  25. Josee says:

    A beautiful and moving Mural!!
    – but i don’t really get the comments about the two wars!!??
    The withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq was started in June 2009 and was completed by December 2011, bringing an end to the Iraq War.
    NATO leaders signed off last May on President Obama’s exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations in 2013 and the withdrawal of the U.S.-led international military force by the end of 2014.
    The Iraq war IS over and troops ARE currently being withdrawn from Afganistan.

    • dearrosie says:

      Hi Josee,

      I quote:
      “The US is keeping hundreds of American troops and security personnel in Iraq, despite a recently-passed resolution from Congress that failed to reauthorize funding for the US military to train and support Iraqi security forces.
      Most Americans have been led to believe that all US forces besides those guarding the massive American Embassy in Iraq have been withdrawn since the end of last year. But small units of up to 300 troops have remained in Baghdad to train Iraqi security forces and provide aid and support, allegedly for counter-terrorism operations.”

      http://news.antiwar.com/2012/10/01/us-may-keep-units-american-troops-in-iraq-despite-lack-of-authority/

  26. adinparadise says:

    That’s a beautiful mural. Those brave young men and women definitely should be brought home, soonest.

  27. Passionate, romantic, a bit sad somehow because in real life, somewhere around the world someone feels that way when the next day their love can no longer make it back. Beautiful!

  28. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Rosie, yes. Home! Peace.

  29. dearrosie says:

    Perfectly expressed Dee. Thank you for commenting.

  30. eof737 says:

    This is beautiful. 😉

  31. What a perfect response to the theme, Rosie. A lovely picture, but poignant.

  32. dearrosie says:

    Poignant is the perfect adjective to describe it. Thank you Kate.

  33. What a lovely way to present not just the word, but also the emotion.
    I wish, too, that wars would end.

  34. johncoyote says:

    I agree. Time for our Soldiers to come home. We can’t police the world. Obama send Soldiers to more dangerous places today. I believe our Soldiers need to be used for defense. Not targets for people who hate us and don’t want our help.

  35. bronxboy55 says:

    It’s time we stop sending the soldiers over there in the first place. Our culture is in love with war. We glorify it in movies and books, and we willingly spend billions of dollars every year to develop new and more destructive weapons. Have you ever noticed that the protests always begin months after the war does? It’s as though we get tired of it, the way we eventually become bored by a television show. But somehow, we become excited again at the start of the next war, momentarily forgetting the horror to come and believing that it’s worth the loss of more lives.

    • dearrosie says:

      Thank you for your great comment Charles. I answered you some time ago. Where is it, what happened to it??

      I don’t understand why we’re in love with war. What’s so wonderful about killing another human being? Where are all those people in this country who claim they are religious and so should respect all the Ten Commandants even the “thou shalt not kill”? Why don’t we hear their voices? Why do they only speak up against abortion?

  36. Robin says:

    Wonderful words and image, Rosie. 🙂

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