"I once heard a story about the courtship of a most unusual couple that one might imagine. There was a beautiful female and a not-so-attractive-of-face male who lived in the same street.
Every male in the street wanted to marry the beautiful female, but her heart and happiness was too important to give away for anything short of a perfect mate. All of the fawning males who paid her attention were at heart 'dogs,' who deep down merely wanted a trophy wife who could be taught to fetch and carry at their masculine bidding; a partner that they could keep at leash-length and call 'bitch' whenever they felt like being domineering and chauvinistic.
Each day when she walked down the street to admiring eyes, the one who truly loved her was too shy to show his face to one so beautiful. So he began to love her from a distance as he daily looked down on her pass by.
One morning the beautiful maiden spied her secret admirer looking down on her from up above and stopped to chat with him. She asked,'Why do you watch me every morning as I pass your property, but never speak to me?'
'I would never dare to speak first to one so beautiful as yourself,' the secret admirer told her, 'and only then if you first spoke to me.'
Tom was his name and timid was his nature; but a kinder and more sensitive creature cat one could never hope to meet on any street corner.
'Walk with me' the beauty invited her feline admirer, 'as I have much need of someone to stimulate my mind and to stir my senses away from the trivialities of life's vanities and lesser things.'
So the couple walked and talked and walked and talked some more.The more that the pair talked, the more they found they had in common. The beauty found her male companion to be a wonderful, wise and sensitive companion and though they be of different breed and race, before too long, each knew that they were meant to walk out together until their legs could walk no more.
Today, many who see them walk side-by-side think them an odd couple, but all who know them, know that they are true soul mates who always look up to each other and never look down on any other creature." William Forde: August 5th, 2013.