Shira posted a fairly recent snapshot of ours up next to this classic one:
Here, let's take a closer look:
We were about 17 in the old photo, and it was snapped about 17 years ago.
You can date the old photo relatively easily, thanks to the digital watch on my right hand. That disappeared my senior year when Shira gave me the watch I still wear (when I wear a watch at all, which isn't often). Also of note, while I've lost the friendship bracelet, I have kept the friend who gave it to me. And I'm sure one of those photo-analysis experts on CNN would have a field day with this photo, because if you look closely, Shira's arm isn't around me--she's holding the fence. An obvious sign that this couple isn't meant to last.
Fortunately for me, that analysis would have been wrong. Whoo!