Jim Duffy is taken aback when his partner suggests a visit to a naturist resort as a bucket-list entry, but then discovers nudism isn’t quite what he thought it was.
Many of us have bucket lists. Essentially, these are activities or experiences that we would like to have completed prior to leaving this Earth. A bucket list is really all you want it to be. It can be hugely expansive with wild, crazy, awe-inspiring stuff on it. Or, it can include simple things that will bring you joy.
Some bucket lists will need a lottery win to fund them, while others just a few months of saving or a swipe with a credit card. I got to talking about bucket lists with my partner recently and we threw open a few suggestions.
I fancied becoming a micro-light pilot. You know the parachute thingy with the engine on the back. Looks incredibly fun, but also incredibly dangerous as there is really just a Lawnmower engine powering the thing.
But, as I imagined a few experiences that were adrenaline fuelled, my partner blindsided me. “I’d like to stay a weekend at a nudist resort.”
I nearly fell off the sofa as her utterance hit me like a brick. But, as I studied her stare, she was serious and I had broken the code. That code is that there are no limits or boundaries to imaging a bucket list and one should not dis or rebuke the other’s suggestions.
Nevertheless, this one became out the blue and I guess I was not prepared for it. I quickly apologised and we stopped ‘ideating’ about bucket lists and focussed on this particular experience.
Source: The Scotsman
Original publication 5 March, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 10th April 2020
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