The Roses left explanation...  

Nightguy_1961 56M
3324 posts
4/24/2006 12:38 am

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The Roses left explanation...

For some time now, I've been ending some of my comments to most of the ladies blogs with the following statement:

NG61...leaving behind a red rose tied in a black silk ribbon as a token...

I am an avid fan of the movie, "The Phantom of the Opera". My lady has always loved the music from the Broadway play, so when the theatrical version came out, we rented it. To say it is a beautiful movie is an understatement. Granted...those who've seen the stage production say the movie can't apologies, but I didn't get the chance to see Michael Crawford or Sarah Brightman perform, so the movie will have to do. I got my lady a copy of the DVD, but I've become almost obsessed with the movie. I even posted on my blog, asking Okaywho would you choose

The Phantom is a bit of a menacing presence, but it's his inner strength that makes him menacing. He seems to appear around the Opera House as if by magic, then disappear again. It is HIS opera house, no one else's. The only person he cares about is Christine, the young singer. Although he is feared, watch as he sings Past The Point of No Return as he makes his way on stage to be near Christine; every woman in the opera company is hanging on every word, every note he sings. His eyes, the way he carries himself...the way he seduces Christine, first mentally, then physically...most men would give a fortune to have that kind of confidence...that kind of power. She comes to him, not the other way around. Even when she leaves him, she could never forget him; as they young couple are leaving, she is singing, "Say you'll share with lifetime..." She's with Raoul, but she's looking back at the Phantom.

In the play & the movie, Christine would find in her dressing room a single long stemmed red rose tied in a black silk ribbon left behind by the Phantom...a token of respect, appreciation, admiration, and, yes, even love. The Phantom loved Christine, first as a pupil, then as a young woman coming of age. Even when she 'betrayed' him, The Phantom still loved her enough to let her go...his final lyric to her "Christine, I love you..." At the end of the movie, when an aging Raoul is at Christine's gravesite, he is startled to find on her tomb (you guessed it) a long stemmed red rose...with a ring...tied with a black silk ribbon.

So ladies, please understand...the token that I leave behind when I leave a comment is just that...a token of respect, appreciation, admiration,...and yes, even love to a certain extent...from one who feels he must remain in the shadows...hidden from the 'cold, unfeeling light'.

NG61...leaving behind as many roses as the ladies would mere tokens

Let the dream begin,
let your darker side give in
to the power of the music that I write -
the power of the music of the night . . .
The Music of the Night; The Phantom of the Opera

©Nightguy_1961 2006

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
4/24/2006 12:59 am

~blushez~ tho not a lady, I've been to the theatre to see it here some years back. Very impressive.

and ty....

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 1:34 am:

Anytime....and you are a lady in my book.

curious082385 32F
4925 posts
4/24/2006 1:49 am

I have seen you leaving those roses and wondered if that is where you got the idea from. I love Phantom...both the movie and the Broadway versions. I was lucky enough to see the Crawford/Brightman say that it took my breath away is an understatement. It was incredible.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 3:00 am:

I admit caught me. I just thought it would be a nice gesture on my part...since I'm a bit shy about 'hugging' or 'kissing' here in the me old fashioned...emphasis on the old.

BTW....very nice pictures you have...subtly compliments.

sportsfan362436 48F

4/24/2006 4:51 am

I think your 'token' (as you put it), is as unique as you are. W/we are all influenced by something or someone. Having conversed as W/we have... I can see you doing just that..... moving from one shadowy place to another. I appreciate your token Sir, and feel very priveledged to have had them left on my blog. May you understand my 'token' smiles, kisses n hugz are heart felt and should be passed along to your Lady as well.

*Smiles, kisses n hugz*

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 9:56 pm:

NGs_lady 65F
762 posts
4/24/2006 5:22 am

My love,

You don't realize the strength you have. Your voice & manner draw people to you, the only problem you seem to have is not all the people that come to you are true.

Remember...a lot of them are true.

*leaving a red rose tied with a royal blue ribbon as a sign of her respect, appreciation, admiration, and especially love...royal blue because this is the color you picked for me*


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 9:57 pm:
My lady,

I always keep my heart all times *smiles*

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
4/24/2006 8:22 am

Thankies for my good luck rose

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 9:57 pm:
You are quite welcome, sassy

wickedeasy 68F  
31085 posts
4/24/2006 12:26 pm

wonders why an explanation was necessary -

did i miss something?

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 9:58 pm:

No, you didn't miss anything...just trying to let people see what drives me sometimes, you know?

MamChelle 49F
1443 posts
4/24/2006 12:32 pm

In a lot of ways You are a phantom....and the opera being this life.... i have enjoyed the dvd and been blessed to see a screne adaptation of it. What a treat it was. with or without any tokens...You and lady have my deepest respect. c

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 9:59 pm:

I've always been more comfortable moving behind the scenes, in the shadows...than being in the spotlight.

onelittlesecret 34M
1579 posts
4/24/2006 5:09 pm

I recognized the gesture when I read it. Like you, I've never seen the play, but was absolutely blown away by the movie. It captures something so well. Almost too well. lol

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/24/2006 9:59 pm:
Glad that you spotted it...and welcome to my blog....

lacenleather2 106F
159 posts
4/25/2006 1:44 am

hmm i felt lucky to recieve one of your tokens ...and have returned a yellow rose of friendship in return ,
so , another yellow rose for lady and yourself
tied with a silky piece of antique lace

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/25/2006 2:24 am:
lace, my dear, luck has nothing to do with it. You deserve such a token...

And my lady & I thank you for your token of friendship....hmmm, antique lace, eh? Sounds interesting......*smiles*

_Safira 54F
11260 posts
4/25/2006 3:36 am

Dear NG ~ Thank You very much for the previous roses. I'm a firm believer in chivalry ... and its rewards. I believe that You and Your lady are most fortunate to have O/one A/another. (I've seen both the production and movie. Both are glorious. I actually sang "Music of the Night" for my friend this weekend. She had never heard my "trained" voice. Would that song be a GREAT setting for a scene? ) With Thanks & Blessings, Safira

This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/26/2006 2:17 am:

Thanks for stopping by...and I appreciate your kind words, both about my writing and about my lady & I. I would have loved to hear you sing...sounds like you had fun.

I've told people that the character of the Phantom is a pretty good model for a Dominant Alpha male/Sir...I could be wrong, but that's my take on it...

Babel__Fish 46F

4/25/2006 4:40 am

I have not seen the movie but was lucky enough to be able to attend the musical in New York as well as seeing it in a few other cities. If you ever get a chance GO SEE IT! I have also read the book so I guess you could call me a fan of the musical

Thank you very much for the token of respect, I treasure it!


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/26/2006 2:20 am:

I read the original Gaston Larousp0 "L'Phantome de la Opera" when I was in high school (another lifetime ago, it seems). I was moved at how the character of Erik (the Phantom) was a man with a heart and how he cared for Christine.

I have seen the original Lon Chaney silent movie, plus just about all the following Phantom movies, but the musical is beyond words...imho

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
4/25/2006 10:35 pm

I always like the roses - very cool. I've not seen the movie or play - probably should not admit that. Now that I know what sentiments are behind the roses - I like them even more. Thank you. Very nice!


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/26/2006 2:21 am:

Go rent the me on this one, okay?

*smiles & hugs*

(Princess Lips)

4/26/2006 1:32 am

the Phantom...and red roses with black satin ..

Did we have a good time down at the farm?


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/26/2006 2:22 am:

Welcome to my world...and I always have a good, city, forest, parking lot....wherever!!!!!

ohcurious14 60M  
1684 posts
4/26/2006 9:38 am

Ashamed to admit it but i have yet to actually see The Phantom of The Opera.As i was scrolling down this post I stopped dead still in my tracks,overwhelmed in what i saw.A Song i am very familiar with, A song that deeply touches me
Let the dream begin,
let your darker side give in
to the power of the music that I write -
the power of the music of the night . . . The Music of the Night; The Phantom of the Opera

Thanks for the reminder of the need to take my submissive,Naugthyblonde78 to see this.Thanks again NG

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/26/2006 10:05 am:
I'm glad that my passion has sparked something inside...may you both enjoy the journey....together.

NSAAddict 43F

5/9/2006 9:01 pm

Thanks so much for the explanation and for the many beautiful roses you've left me, each one is cherished. While I didn't know the phantom reference, the uniqueness and sweetness of the gesture has always stood out and set you apart from the rest. Thanks for being one of a kind Night Guy

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/10/2006 4:57 am:
You are quite welcome, NSA

btw, what kind am I?

NSAAddict 43F

5/10/2006 12:41 pm

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/10/2006 4:57 am:
You are quite welcome, NSA

btw, what kind am I?

The dark and soulful, wonderfully mysterious, wise and warm kind

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/10/2006 10:04 pm:

Thank I've said intrigue would be a pleasure to meet you someday....

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