Old couple sitting on a step with their cat.

On Valentines Day.

In Zoe Cameron Blog by Zoe Cameron

An old couple sit together with their cat.
A couple and their cat, Finland , by Ismo Hölttö.


Do you remember still the falling stars

that like swift horses through the heavens raced

and suddenly leaped across the hurdles

of our wishes—do you recall? And we

did make so many! For there were countless numbers

of stars: each time we looked above we were

astounded by the swiftness of their daring play,

while in our hearts we felt safe and secure

watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate,

knowing somehow we had survived their fall.