Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Wasted on the young

Love is lovelier
The second time around
Just as wonderful
With both feet on the ground

It's that second time you hear
Your love song sung
Makes you think perhaps that love
Like youth, is wasted on the young

Love's more comfortable
The second time you fall
Like a friendly home
The second time you call

Who can say
What brought us to this miracle we've found
There are those who'd bet
Love comes but once and yet

I'm oh so glad we met
The second time around.

Sammy Kahn & Jimmy Van Heusen (1960)


TheChieftess said...

Actually...the third time's the charm!!!

Andrew said...

Van Heusen? As in shirts?

Jayne said...

Love it.

Was in Sydney, waved in your general direction from the 17th floor of the hotel, hope you saw *snort*
Sorry about the rain we brought from Melb that cancelled the St Patrick's Day parade.

Ann said...

Absolutely love the top photo. The composition, the feeling, everything.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Hey these guys could be first time round and found new love in retirement.

Julie said...

Yes, indeed, they could. And that would be a form of 'second-time' ...

Gail said...

Hey Julie,

My husband and I have held hands since our youth..we have been married 38 years now and we still do. First timers too!

Peter said...

natural capture, picked well.

diane b said...

Ain't love grand? good capture too.

altadenahiker said...

I don't know why holding hands always stirs me. More than any other human gesture. But it does.

Stafford Ray said...

First time is for sex, second for love third for friendship. If you are really lucky you get all three first go. If not, never give up!

Julie said...

As a philosophy, I like that.

jelly beans said...

that's adorable! :)