The Magic of Locks?
Almost a decade ago, some bridges started to be covered with locks, from Rome to Venice, to Amsterdam and also in America. A “new” romantic expression, perhaps a contemporary declination of Rumi, followed by the masses of lovers for good love life with a bit of superstition.
Eternal love is the meaning of the act, done by a couple, formulating that wish, closing then the lock on the bridge, throwing the keys in the river. We all know that and some even did it for sure.
I tried to explain that Holi tribe of Benin use locks for several other purposes (picture courtesy/copyright of SOA Museum) but it seems that love is a blind force for real 🙂
Just a curiosity about the magical use of a common and anonymous tool in different cultures across the world…