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ReneDevereaux By ReneDevereaux Updated Apr 09, 2013


Billy Joel sang: 

"Slow down you crazy child 

You're so ambitious for a juvenile 

But then if you're so smart tell me why 

You are still so afraid? 

Where's the fire, what's the hurry about? 

You better cool it off before you burn it out 

You got so much to do and only 

so many hours in a day 

But you know that when the truth is told

That you can get what you want 

Or you can just get old 

You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through 

When will you realize...Vienna waits for you" 


  We used to say we fell in love in Vienna. And why not? Of course, it doesn't ever happen at one time, in one place. It snuck up on us, like a quiet storm gathering in our hearts, we didn't even see the clouds until the heavens opened up and showered it over us. 

We were supposed to be there together for business. But our business quickly became, being together. 

Did the Viennese invent coffee houses just for us? So we could linger over cappuccino for hours, ...