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Life Magazine Photo Entry Contest

Life Magazine is having a “Perfect Kiss” photo contest. I submitted three of mom and dad’s kiss photos along with this essay.


My parents, David and Faye, captured their first Europe travel experience with “perfect kisses.” The setting was centuries old architecture in London and Paris – places like Buckingham Palace, Notre Dame, Chateau de Versailles and the Musée du Louvre. Most infamous was a kiss in front of La Gioconda – better known as Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of Mona Lisa.
And that photograph has a story of its own! David and Faye have been married for 33 years. They are still madly in love with each other. In December 2004 we decided to travel overseas to the UK and Paris. While visiting the Louvre Museum the lights went out! Electricity was off and security was frantic. Nobody was actively monitoring the Mona Lisa and thus it presented the perfect opportunity for the perfect kiss!

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