Things to know about me:
I am writing a novel about my childhood in communist Czechoslovakia and a new life in Chicago that I landed after a series of unexpected events and bold decisions on my part. The book will be called “Gutsy” or some variation of it such as “Totally Nuts” or “Don’t try it at home”.
In 2004 I met a great guy. Soon after we became engaged, he wrote me a poem. I knew then that our life together will be nothing but roses.
A man and a woman
Navigated by God in the current of time
Preparation, in our weakness He shapes us
Opening up and letting go
A bold future they will sow
When two become one He is pleased
I love you
In 2016, after more than a decade together, I suggested that he writes a new poem to commemorate our ongoing marital bliss. His poem is equally touching and moving:
I like rice, so do mice, the greasy type, all the hype.
Before we settled down and procreated, we traveled the world and had a lot of fun. We spent five days of our honeymoon in a Mexican shelter, awaiting hurricane Wilma to pass Cancun. Our cell phone got stolen in a crowded subway in Barcelona while we were entirely focused on not getting our luggage taken by a group of tourist-prying thugs. During our lovely walk in the park, as we delighted in the sunset of wintery Melbourne, I got bitten by a possum.
We eventually settled down and brought two wonderful children into this world. They have been dubbed Chinese Czechers by our thoughtful friends. Why? Oh, who knows…
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