Love

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The video clip that is being shown is from a wonderful move, “Rome Adventure.” The movie is about a young woman, whose name is Prudence, who is seeking true love. She had worked as a librarian somewhere in America. She wanted to go “where they really know what love is all about – Italy.” So, she went! The role of Prudence is played by Suzanne Pleshette.

Almost magically upon her arrival in Italy, Prudence meets a young man who has recently broken up with his girl friend. That man is Don, and is played by Troy Donahue. Love is truly in the air as Prudence and Don tour Italy together.

The Rome Adventure theme song, Al Di La, has been in my mind throughout the years. While Don and Prudence are on a date, and listening to Emilio Pericolli sing Al Di La, Prudence asks Don to explain the meaning of “Al Di La.” He explains it like this: “It’s hard to explain. It’s far far away, beyond the beyond, beyond this world; that’s how much he loves her in this song.”

Rome Adventure is truly a love story, because it is just that – a story about love, young love. There is nothing out of taste or character for either Suzanne Pleshette or Troy Donahue; oh how we need movies like it today. To help you to understand some of my thoughts about this movie, I have added two links. The first one will take you to the scene where Al Di La is being sung. The second one will show various film clips of the movie. I trust that you will get a feeling deep inside of you that will help you to remember, or appreciate, such a time in your life.

Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette later married, although I am not certain of how long their marriage lasted; they are both dead now, as well as Emilio Pericolli. All are great losses for our world.

The following verses discuss love.

1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version (NKJV)

Love – The Greatest Gift

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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