Just over 15 years ago, during x-mas break from my first year in college, a bunch of friends headed off to see a movie in the snow. We caught a buss from Capitol Hill to the U district and headed to the Metro Cinemas. My pal Greg was super excited to see Goodfellas, as was his girlfriend Jill and our friend Mary. Anne wasn’t so excited, but I was excited to be hanging out with Anne. At the theater there Cinema Paradiso was also showing and Anne asked if anyone wanted to see it. Thank God for inventing the multi-plex.
I sat next to Anne through the movie and I even watched a little. I think I was too shy to even try and hold a hand – so I just stared at her. I’m sure this was annoying but just maybe slightly endearing. Looking back, I should have just tried to hold her hand or even give her a kiss. But that came about a month later – and 15 years later – I’m glad to be married to the raven haired beauty with whom I first watched Cinema Paradiso.