Okay, it’s true. I’m a hopeless romantic. Always have been and always will be so traditions having to do with love always get my attention. Especially these days where news and feeds are so filled with anger and hate.  On my walk around Portland Oregon, I found the railing on the waterfront slowing filling up with padlocks or better know is a love lock.  What is it you ask? A love lock or love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, monument or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. Locks are put not only display love between couples but as memorials as well.  The common theme is just simply love and that makes me happy.