Let’s be honest: times are shit. People are yelling at each other, alternative truths, fake news, blah blah blah bullshit. We love jumping because we meet and befriend people completely different from ourselves. Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Anarchists, Nickelback fans: we all strap on the same nylon blankets and plummet toward earth. This month, in the name of healing and togetherness, let’s hear about your most unexpected friendships.
Before I started jumping, I never would have been friends with [fill in the blank] because [tell us why].
Selected responses will be printed in the March 2017 issue (i87) of Blue Skies Mag. We edit lightly for clarity and/or style. You can also email responses to me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Respond with the exact name you’d like us to use in print please.
Before I started paragliding, I never would have been friends with the farmers whose fields I keep landing in by accident/for fun.