A late romance

July 24, 2011

One of the sad things about getting older is that you realize that you will never fall in love again. I love my wife. We have been together over 30 years. We fit like a pair of old comfortable slippers for each other. But alas… And so I thought. But then this little guy in a white and black suit showed up. And stole our hearts. Felix the Great. This is the first time I have felt this close to an animal.

All very sentimental. But revealing. Everytime I see an old person with a pet, I now realize that this is their last romance. Their last open unprotected overwhelming affection for someone else. Which explains why people talk to their animals. Why they are heartbroken when their pet dies. Or is lost.

And yet…

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