We mostly lounged poolside for a few days, venturing out only for trips to the grocery store and for dinner on Sunday which was our actual anniversary. At 5:30 PM on Sunday May 10 we had been married for exactly two years. As we prepared to go out for dinner I tried to find the right thing to say in the moment. Thanks to Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond I found it in a line I remembered from The Apartment; the part where the perpetually struggling C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) says to Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine):
“Ya know, I used to live like Robinson Crusoe. I mean shipwrecked among 8 million people. And then one day I saw a footprint in the sand and there you were.”
I think I messed up the line but my wife understood what I meant; as long as she’s around I’ll never be shipwrecked again.