I’ve heard that once upon a time there were two lions who celebrated Valentine’s Day. As they went out of the subway in the West Village, they saw the Empire State Building all lit up in red, beaming in steady intervals. “Look!” said the lioness, “it’s like a heart”.
A long time before that, when the lion was small, he went up that building and looked over the city. He saw what everybody sees – people waiting for Valentine’s Day. Now, sitting in front of this beautiful lioness, he could only say what she already knows. “Can I tell you something?” he asked, “what?” she smiled. “You make my heart beat like a tower in the sky”.