I had just moved to New York City .. I was staying in a large apt with friends.
Every day I would take the kitten ( her name was Puss) and we would go walk around the Upper East side and be amazed .. I had only been in Brooklyn a year or so before that but now I was actually living in New York City !!
A couple of days after arriving in NY .. I met this man. He had just come back from India... where he had been living for a while .. he was instrumental in bringing the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to the US .. he was friends with a great jazz musician who was coming to town and he was just dreamy.
One day I ran into him in the neighborhood and he asked if I would like to have tea.
So we went to Serendipity.
We had tea. We talked. And talked. Time flew, we both walked out of there , slightly dazed .. something big had happened, sitting in that charming place, drinking tea and talking ..
It was November .. my moms birthday .. I flew home to visit and celebrate.
When I returned to NYC, the man was at the airport waiting for me.
I went home with him.
And we were never apart again for over 30 years.
We always celebrated November 6 as our Anniversary. We were married a year later .. but we were really married the day we met.
It has been 2 years since he has been gone.
Our anniversary is tomorrow.