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I hadn’t seen Cindy since she was nine. Now 23 and married to Michael, they had a new beautiful baby girl. I invited them to come and stay a week with me at my “bachelor’s townhouse.”
On the third night, we watched Casablanca, a movie neither of them had seen. Afterward, I entered the kitchen to fix a drink. Michael followed me.
“Cindy always wondered why you and her mom broke up.”
“You saw it tonight.”
“You mean you gave her up for something bigger than yourself?”
“No, her mom gave me up for something bigger than herself … Cindy’s stepfather!”