By Jim Bates
“Jump off a cliff?” My wife was incredulous. “Thirty feet into a river? Are you nuts?”
“No, I’m brave,” I tried to reason with her.
“No, you’re an idiot,” she countered. “It’s just a bunch of macho BS.” Back and forth we argued, neither of us giving in. But she was adamant. And she was definitely right, I conceded. The day I jumped, as I fell through the air, the water rose up and slapped me hard, so I wouldn’t forget.
I write because I’m interested in relationships between people, especially partners, spouses and/or siblings.