Today is our 36th wedding anniversary.
But as readers of Seraphic Secret know, I have been helplessly, hopelessly in love with Karen ever since the fourth grade, when I first saw her on the playground of our elementary school, Yeshiva of Flatbush.
Without Karen, I never would have accomplished very much in life. It was her faith in my ambition, my talent and tenacity, that gave me the strength to become a successful Hollywood screenwriter-producer. And of course, it has always been Karen’s common sense that has turned me from an irresponsible young dreamer into a man who is willing to shoulder even the heaviest of burdens.
Yesterday, we took a walk together. At one point, I turned and glanced at Karen’s lovely profile. Time seemed to turn liquid as present and past merged. For one hallucinatory instant, I saw Karen as the ravishing, nine year-old, onyx-eyed beauty who captured my vulnerable heart.
I said to myself: “Karen loves me. Karen married me. We have built a wonderful life together. My world is complete.”
Here’s an excerpt from my eBook, How I Married Karen.