I, as most people, consider relationships to be sacred. Especially the relationships that I have chosen to have. You can't choose your family, so for the purposes of this post, they don't count in relationships. You kind of have to cherish them because they have put up with your crap for longer than anybody else.
I'm talking about the relationships one chooses to have.
For instance, I cannot stand how people treat their spouses nowadays.
My wife is as much a part of me as my left arm...and I chose her to be a part of me. Let me repeat, I chose her to be a part of me. It would be idiotic, even stupid for me to treat her as less than a part of me, as if she were me. What does it say about me if I cheat on her and call her every name in the book, as if she is a complete stranger?
What does it say about me if I betray my best friend and tell all of his deep dark secrets without thinking about how that will make him feel?
I was considering all of this when I wrote the story "Not Even There." How do best friends, who have never betrayed each other before, handle it when one betrays the other? It could have dire, life-altering, and unending consequences.
During this Thanksgiving holiday and the Holiday coming up, please be thankful for those you know, those you love, and those who bring out the best in you. They are the best part about you. Without them, you are nobody...you're not even there.