Kat and I are watching Long Way Down tonight, the sequel to the wonderful Long Way Round series that we enjoyed so much.
So, to honor the occasion, let the topic today be: long way down.
"It's a long way down from up here."
No kidding, I thought. The wind pushed against me, shifting my center of balance uncomfortably forward. I forced myself not to take a step back.
"Yeah, let's do this," I said with empty bravado.
She took my hand and flashed her dazzling smile; my knees threatened to go weak but I made them stay strong. We crouched as one, peering over the side of the building and down to the ant-like citizens on the street below. They were about to be in for one big surprise.
"On three," she whispered and I nodded, a quick, sure thing. "One... two... three!"
We rose together, my hand slipping from hers as she leaped out. As I stood there, watching her fall, I wondered if she even realized that I was not with her.
Probably not, I decided. It was never about me anyway.