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“I was completely floored with how beautiful she was,” says Renee, a magistrate judge in the D. Weeks into dating, Renee says, she bought a balance bracelet to help level her.
“Meeting her really shifted my entire internal axis,” she says.) After dinner, they left the group and moved their discussion to Room 11, where they continued talking for hours.
“It was like we had literally put out in the universe, ‘This is what I want. ’ and it went, ‘Okay, here you go,’ ” Patricia says, laughing.
Over the next few weeks, they saw each other frequently, going to concerts and dance clubs and driving around Rock Creek Park.
An experienced sabbatical-taker, Clements says that many people could actually plan an extended period of time off to work on a project, learn something new, or simply step off life’s hamster wheel for a while.
Some companies even have formal sabbatical programs.
Renee says she knew then and there that she would marry Patricia, if given the chance. “When she spoke, and this deep voice came out of this beautiful face, I started getting dizzy and physically became clumsy.” (That’s not an exaggeration.
Things progressed rapidly, and, by the end of June, Patricia had invited Renee to a family brunch at her parents’ house in Washington the weekend of her sister’s wedding. “Like it just made sense.” Shortly after the move, Patricia’s father, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Raspberry, asked, or rather insisted, that Patricia invite Renee to dinner with the family and his close friends at his home in Washington.