Love Story for a New Year

Eberhard Muller and Paulette Satur: A North Fork Love Story

Love seems like a good first word for my first post of the New Year – appropriate and even  timely. Not that love requires good timing. In fact, love often comes at all the wrong times and is directed at all the ‘wrong’ people. It’s inconvenient and embarrassing as often as it is transcendent and life-affirming. It’s like what Ronny Camareri aka Nic Cage says to Loretta aka Cher in one of my favorite scenes from my favorite movie, Moonstruck:

I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn’t know this either, but love don’t make things nice – it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.

Today’s post is about the love story of my friends, the remarkable Eberhard Muller and Paulette Satur, their business, Satur Farms, and the life that they built on the North Fork. I wrote it for Guideposts a short time ago and you can read it here…

May your New Year be filled with love and laughter and, as Eberhard and Paulette would probably say, good lettuce.


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