Sarah and Rick

May, 1, 2014

We went to a resort restaurant in my beach town. He ordered quail and I had she-crab soup. Over drinks, we talked about our former marriages, and he cried when he spoke of his wife who'd died. I felt a burning spark between us that glowed. I know he sensed it as well. After dinner we went into the bar area and played some trivia games, of which he had a national reputation as one of the top players. We got back to my house just before midnight. It was warm and balmy, and we sat outside on my picnic table looking at the sky for a while. Then we went inside and melted into each other. I saw stars.

Ormond Beach, Florida, United States