Sunday, June 17, 2007

Throwing Caution to the Wind

Is it a wise thing to do? A smart financial move? No, I don’t think so, but I understand.

My husband and I have been married since 1971—that’ll be 36 years come this June 29. Lots of water under the bridge. Although not literally, we grew up together, graduating from the University of Alabama a year apart and then both of us returning in rather short order for graduate work—him, a Masters in secondary education and me, my law degree. I was a month shy of 19 and he was 21 when we were married by a United Methodist minister in Montgomery. You don’t stay together this long without figuring out that compromise is the key. This time I fought and reasoned, stewed a bit, and then threw caution to the wind.

I trust Zephyrus will carry this venture along as he long ago carried Aphrodite (Venus) to shore.

Tune in later this week to see what the Great Missouri Compromise is, and I assure you, it has nothing to do with either the U. S. Constitution or the original Missouri Compromise.

Note about the painting

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli is my favorite work of art in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

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