“Sit down next to me”

Every time I see a bench in a beautiful place I remember a popular Russian song 50 years ago “Sit down next to me”.

Some words from this song:

 Sit down next to me.

I have to tell you.

I can’t hide it anymore

That I love you!

The photo below is taken recently in the early morning and I doubt that many people talked about love so early. However, I hear words and music of the song in my heart and mind and remember how happy we were dancing at that music 50 years ago.

Sit down next to me.

I have to tell you this moment

That from our first meeting

Many years ago

You always were

Infinitely sweet and dear to me!

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5 photos for 5 challenges

TABLE, CHAIRS, SEATING OF ANY KIND

BENCHES

TEXTURES

DEPTH

SERENITY

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This post was initially inspired by Cee’s black and white challenge “Table, Chairs, Seating of Any Kind”.

Then I noticed that there is a photo challenge “Benches” and in February photos of benches also must be in B & W.

I already took part before in the challenges “Textures”, “Depth” and “Serenity” but this time I decided to combine everything together.

A huge cake on the table shows depth of a daughter’s love to her mother.

You see tables, chairs, sofas and swing. They are from wood, iron, plastic, leather.

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There is a depth of space behind benches of the third photo.

I also find serenity in this photo. The park is empty and beautiful in the early morning.

The fouth photo shows my college friend Ruben on the iron swing in Pocono Manor.

We are friends for 63 years. I am sure there is depth in our friendship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the way, in my first and only play Ruben is one of major characters. To read the play click on its title “LOVE AND MOSCOW DERBY”.

I have no idea what Ruben was thinking about when I shot this photo.

It is possible that he was remembering with gratitude the day when he was politely asked to marry his wife. They are together for many years and have four great-grandchildren.

It’s possible that he was simply enjoying gorgeous summer day and serenity of the place.

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I published many posts about our life in Pocono Manor. The picture below shot in the historic Pocono Manor Inn. Chairs there covered by fabrics.

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Togetherness

Below are two photos of a small triangular area with benches on it. It is not far from where we live.

One side of it borders the Queens boulevard with three lanes of traffic, two others – side streets’ traffic lanes.

There is no protection from the sun there and the air is full of gases from passing buses and cars.

However, there are always people there.

Some of them just sit alone, some talk with strangers.

What brings them to this area? There are many wonderful parks nearby.

I think that many people want always be in the center of events. They enjoy noise and dynamics of the big city much more than calmness and beauty of nature.

They want to feel that they are together with many other people.

Do you agree?

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