Someone emailed me this love story. It’s about a Chinese man who fell in love with an older woman. To avoid scorn, they moved to a cave at the top of a mountain and lived there in seclusion for 50 years. In the second year, he began hand carving steps so that she could more easily climb down, on those rare occasions when she wished. In 2001, adventurers found the steps and the elderly couple. In 2006, it was one of the top love stories in China. In the curious ways of the net, the story is circulating in the west this year.
The government has decided to preserve the ‘love ladder’ as a museum. They had 7 children.