Maybe “It was love at first sight” ?
Or “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” ?
Or might I write: “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show”?
Or pull the Holden and state: “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth” ?
I think it’s best to say Hello and just get on with it.