During the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics my husband remarked, “See, that American girl? That’s Erin Hamlin, the four-time Olympic loser.”
“At least she tried!” I said in her defense.
He looked at me strangely, but that’s not in and of itself strange.
“Erin Hamlin is a four-time Olympic winner,” he said.
“Make up your mind.”
“She medaled four times in the luge. She’s a luger.” He explained.
Oh, got it. Kind of a big difference there.
I often wonder how many times we misunderstand each other, and I’m not just talking about our marriage. I know there are some colossal differences that are impossible to bridge. Oil and vinegar, Israel and Palestine, Democrats and Republicans, Protestants and Catholics. Of course, there are always a few exceptions. When making a salad for example, oil and vinegar get along swimmingly, if only for a short time. I’ve been to both Israel and Palestine and I know there are remarkable people on both sides of the isle that sometimes play nice. Not sure I ca...