Thirteen years ago I met her at a party I didn’t want to go to. A mutual friend convinced me with at the last moment, much cajoling, to go. At the end of the evening, I began speaking with a woman who I thought was nice. I got her number, and a couple of weeks later we went out for a movie and to dinner at a Cuban restaurant. We’ve been together ever since.
We went to Block Island sometime later in the summer for a weekend getaway. No cars are allowed on the island so we had rented a motor scooter to get around. Late one afternoon, we stopped in an old cemetery to explore. The sun was setting. Nicole turned around, the light, the look in her face…and I took this picture of her. I knew right there and then, that very instant, that we would be together.
We’ve been married for twelve years now…..and so it goes….