Jerry Martin’s Daybook

Abigail and I married late enough in life for me to reflect, “We are marrying each other’s medical histories.”  I hoped for at least ten good years together.  Well, we recently celebrated our 20th anniversary!

I have a good friend who is knowledgeable about physiology.  He claims that, when we “fall in love,” we ignite a set of “infatuation” chemicals and mechanisms.  They wear off after about seven years, he says, but, not to worry, by then a set of “cuddling” chemicals are astir.  Well, something must be wrong with me.  I am still head-over-heels in love.  When I wake up first, I gaze at her sweet sleeping form and think what a lucky man am I!  Let’s go for another ten years, and then another ten after that, and then …  well, we hope in death itself not to be parted.

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