“Worth the Wait:” a short story about how I met my wife in the Times of Israel

Today is Tu b’Av, the Jewish holiday of love. As part of the Times of Israel’s series on “how I met my bashert,” I contributed this short piece: Worth The Wait. Excerpt:

We didn’t meet again until 2002. I was divorced; Eira was single. We were both much older. The professor-student dynamic was long gone, replaced by a chemistry that was as instant as it was overpowering. A coffee date that was supposed to be a quick catch-up turned into a hike in Malibu. That hike turned into a romantic dinner and a first kiss on the beach. A decade on, we’re married with two beautiful children.

We do get second (and third, and seventeenth) chances at love. And so very often, those later chances come in the form of bit players from our pasts, suddenly promoted to starring roles.

Read the whole thing. And chag sameach!

One thought on ““Worth the Wait:” a short story about how I met my wife in the Times of Israel

  1. “There’s a difference between acknowledging another person’s beauty and actually experiencing sexual attraction – with Eira, there had been plenty of the former and none of the latter.”

    I don’t buy it.

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