Lance held out his hand, “we should get going.”
Kate stood and locked her fingers with his, ambling behind until they reached the Malecon.
“Do we have time?” Kate asked pointing toward the sculptures along the promenade.
Without waiting she dropped his hand and moved toward her favorite, La Nostaligia. Lance watched her reach out to the bronze statue and then turn to him, “I don’t think you know what you mean to me” she whispered but stopped when his eyes flickered with a promise she wasn’t making.
She laid her hand on his chest, “No Lance, Faith. Not devotion.”
“La Nostalgia” (“Nostalgia”) by Ramiz Barquet, 1984
One of the most popular sculptures in town, Barquet’s “Nostalgia” is a tribute to his relationship with his wife, the painter Nelly Barquet. The two planned to marry when they were young, but they lost touch, married other people, and each had children. After twenty-seven years, Ramiz and Nelly finally met again in Mexico and married. The sculpture depicts the silhouettes of two people sitting side-by-side and looking in the same direction toward the city.
This week over at Lance’s blog the song was one I was not familiar with, at all. But like I do with these songs, I read the lyrics and took what I could from it. In this song I saw a man loving a woman who is still out of his reach.
Yep, sounds about right.
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