Shlomit and Jonathan decided to do it and put themselves first. They will get along and it will be fine. So much is still waiting to be fulfilled for them together: small dinners, trips to the nursery on Shabbat, vacations in Sinai, knuckles that will caress a bare back early in the morning in bed. Their future is open and they will have a new life. When Shlomit met Yonatan, she sold books and he wrote them. Her married life dwindled, even though her husband Omar is a cute guy, good to dogs and cats, a good friend to his friends, diligent and a hard worker. Jonathan's family life was relaxed, stable and charming like his wife Ornet. But now they are weaving a new story for themselves. something of their own. that will take them from their normal lives. Now it also seems that the most terrible fears are able to come true, and that the biggest failures are within reach. The wonderful, one-time gift that is life is waiting for them to do something with it, and they are trying. The Titanic is sinking but the buffet is open is a bittersweet love story, written with skill and sensitivity, with compassion and humor, about mid-life love, possible and at the same time unattainable. This is a story about people doing their best with courage and misstep, passion and stupidity, to touch or bond. This is the debut work in prose by Lilach Wallach, publicist and journalist, born in 1977, who lives in Tel Aviv.