There we were, the two of us, lying in a meadow reading migrating cumulus clouds, sure that if we spoke the words, they would have wings. Today off the coast of Miami, ten wild dolphins will leap out of the water at once in a line. In Ohio, all eight newborn puppies from the same litter will grow up to become guide dogs for the blind. From coast to coast, children will be allowed to be children until they have the hearts of children forever. So across America, stars will catch on gossamer webs – spiders spinning madly through the night to keep them. And Africa will be an hour away, the Alps – just up the road, and Hong Kong – a day’s journey distant.