The Lovers of Valdaro. Believed to be no older than twenty years of age when death occurred. Over 5,000 years old. Locked in an eternal embrace. Tragically, their story is unknown. Ironically, they were found in the city of Mantua. In Italy. The city Shakespeare chose to set the story of Romeo & Juliet.
“Mom, listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. That’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean, when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were two, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, her favorite food. Then we became six, Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend that was a girl…
3D reconstruction of the position of the "Lovers of Valdaro", two fossilized skeletons (a man and a woman) dating back to 6000 years ago, discovered by archaeologists at a Neolithic tomb in S.Giorgio near Mantova, Italy, in 2007.
A mother (97 years old) in China, feeding and taking care of her paralysed son (60 years old) everyday for more than 19 years. A reminder of the amazing spirit of human compassion and more importantly, motherly love. ~ Please pray for this man and his mother, that if the mother passes on before he does, that someone will step in and take good care of him. And vice-versa, that if the son passes on first, the mother will be well taken care of. This is love, isn't it?