At the Zoom Erlebniswelt zoo in Germany, Polar bear Bill (left) arrived as a new partner for polar bear Lara (right).
This is their first meeting.
Photo: Associated Press
Like us, animals experience the pain of loneliness and the thrill of love at first sight. When I look at this photograph, I think of words from a Native American Wedding Prayer:
Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.