Turning her eyes away from
his penetrating look as he spoke,
she could feel her face
flushing with embarrassment and wonderment.
The risk-taking insanity and bravado would be her undoing.
A relationship with this lovely man teaching
Sunday School as a high-profile businessman,
seated beside his wife in a house of worship,
would take on a life of its own and
prove to cost a higher price than
either were prepared or willing to pay.
So, how else might I grab you by the throat,
shake you a bit, and get you to pay attention to
the opening paragraph of this enhanced memoir?