“Sometimes I think you love that mountain more than you love me.” James joked, dropping a kiss to his wife’s cheek as he passed over her coffee. She smiled and looked at him, the corners of her eyes crinkling more than they used to. They weren’t twenty anymore.
“Any post?” she asked.
“Yep. Something from the National Geographic Magazine.” he held out the envelope and she reached for it slowly.
“Another rejection letter?” she asked.
“Don’t know.” James shrugged. “You’re going to have to open it to find out.”
She took the letter from him, pinched between finger and thumb.
“Please.” she thought. “Not another rejection.”