To Marry Well Advice to the newlywed

In Florida, a friend and I were headed down the outside stairwell instead of using the elevator. Every floor offered a view. I spiraled down the stairs catching glimpses of an elderly man bringing his silver-haired, bath-robed companion a cup of coffee as she sat on the balcony reading the paper across the way. The scene unfolded like a slow flipbook, a simple intimacy, believably quotidian. When she looked up at him to…

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