I call this one "Love is Timeless" and I created it for the Wings of Desire contest. Their story starts back a long time ago when the old man was a strapping youth in a war overseas. Headstrong and feeling invincible, as the young usually do, he charged too far over enemy lines to save one of his own men and became trapped under the fallen timbers of a bombed building. An angel, watching the horrors of war take place below her, pitied the young man and was deeply touched by his bravery for his comrade. She decided to give up her heavenly duties, as she was a very high-ranking angel, and became this man's personal guardian for the rest of his mortal life. She camoflauged him and his friend as the enemies searched the ruined buildings, so they could be rescued later that night when dark fell. Because the angel had developed so much love and compassion for this man, he was able to see her with his own eyes for she glowed when near him. He instantly was smitten with her beautiful and kind face. From then on the angel accompanied the young man everywhere and they were inseparable. Normally angels are like ghosts and we cannot physically touch them. However, the love between these two made their bond so strong that when they were close she became a little more mortal and gained a fleeting but firm physical form. Notice in the picture that the angel's lines are much more strongly drawn when closer to the man. In this picture, they are taking their annual walk in the park for Valentine's Day. It has been many, many years since they first met, but the angel has not aged at all since she is immortal. Their love is so strong that they do not care about aging appearances. He has brought her a rose to celebrate their love and they share a moment beside a young tree that the man carved their initials into the year before. A year ago, he found out he had the beginning stages of cancer and he told her about it at this very spot. As if to defy the disease, he carved the initials into the tree to signify that his love for her is immortal even if he is not.