Sidewalk Romeo and Juliet...
Monday, August 2, 2010
"O Romeo. Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo?"
I know exactly where Romeo is. Every evening, he can be found sitting on my sidewalk, underneath the tree outside my bedroom window, gazing into the eyes of his beloved.
One of my neighbors that lives across the street is a young girl in her mid-teens. Let's call her Juliet. Juliet has a young suitor (the aforementioned Romeo) about the same age, who comes to visit her every evening, after they both get off from work.
They spend hours talking, giggling and enjoying each others company.
Young Romeo is a romantic at heart. He often serenades his fair maiden, by playing classic love songs that we're big hits in the 90's, on his cell phone. I now know every word to Bryan Adams' "Everything I do", in both English and Spanish.
Tonight, Romeo played a different tune for his lady before he left...Hermoso Cariño. (A very romantic song made famous by Vicente Fernandez.)
Over the course of the next 30 minutes, Romeo must have realized that a cell phone could never do justice to such a romantic song. Because he returned for a few minutes, only to blare the song from his truck's radio.
But even that wasn't enough!
Romeo quickly returned once again, with a couple of friends. One of which was armed with a guitar and the other with a recorder. (A flute-like instrument.) The trio then belted out a live performance of Hermoso Cariño, proving that romance is not dead!