Marriage has made my life richer, more interesting and more fun than I ever expected. We’ve had our share of wartimes as well as peacetimes. Among our pleasures, we both like to watch nature films, sometimes applying what we see as ad hoc metaphors to our own lives and to current events. And we both enjoy dueling with metaphors.

To the love of my life, I hope I may enjoy at least 30 more years in the luxury of your company.