The good folks at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie have presented us with this photo by Malina Rose as this week’s Photo Challenge. How could I look at that photo and not start singing “On the Street Where You Live,” the song by songwriters Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the Broadway Musical, “My Fair Lady”?
You know the lyrics to that song, right?
I have often walked down the street before
But the pavement always
Stayed beneath my feet before
All at once am I
Several stories high
Knowing I’m on the street where you live
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. It’s a couple in the photo, not a just a man. And they’re only several feet above the surface, not several stories high. Don’t get hung up on the details, folks.
Imagine that the song is a duet sung by a hip, young couple who are on their way to her place for, I don’t know, a little afternoon delight, perhaps. He’s following her fast pace and suddenly he realizes that they’re on her block. He’s so thrilled that he starts singing, “All at once am I several stories high, knowing I’m on the street where you live.”
She hears him, turns around, her excitement as intense as his. Soaring, she floats over to him, throws her arms around his neck, plants a passionate kiss on his mouth, and then sings, “People stop and stare, they don’t bother me, for there’s no where else on earth that I would rather be.”
It just doesn’t get any more romantic than that, does it?
Okay, now sing along with me.