December 2008

Alien Nation

"My mother always asked me, 'How do you know whether you will like something, if you do not try it?' " - Mandy Patinkin, offering James Caan take-out, in "Alien Nation"
My wife and I are 46. We'll have been married for 28 years this Saturday. Last week, in the car driving home from a date, I did something incredibly naive even by male standards. I asked her whether there was anything new she'd like to try. I meant romantically new, in the original sense of the word: romance, something adventurous, new, fresh, daring. She answered as though she'd been waiting for the question for about 27.9 years. "I want to dance the Waltz!" :: blinking ::