Berlin, 1989. Not a good year for building walls in East Germany. We had just won the Cold War. I was off to Moscow, a new assignment. Diane was on her way back to Washington and a promotion. We wouldn’t see each other for months. And just before I left… she asked the question. “What about us?” That’s when I said it. I’m not even sure why. I told her, if we’re alive in 20 years, let’s throw in the towel. Be a normal couple, lead a normal life.