Love is like a large white cat
Sitting on its paws.
You may pet it all you like;
It lives by its own laws.
It comes and goes as it decides
No matter what you say.
It seems the more you want it near,
The more it goes away.
And then when you are quite content
To sit out in the sun
Alone with just your thoughts and dreams,
Not needing anyone,
Out it comes, as if in fear
That somehow you’ll forget,
And jumps up purring in your lap,
Demanding to be pet.
Street scene in Šibenik, Croatia. Šibenik has a great old city center that is partly on the Unesco World Heritage list. Because of the age the city center doesn’t have streets, but romantic little alleys with a lot of stairs since the city is built on the rising coast.