Our yellow jeep wound along a perilous stretch of road alongside a cliff in Maui. I’d insisted on taking us to see a series of natural pools that lead to the ocean. My boyfriend thought this idea was ridiculous. Already, we couldn’t find the opening to the trail, and our friends were expecting us back in time for dinner. We started arguing.
Suddenly, he pulled over by slamming the brakes. I found myself looking directly in his eyes.
“What are we doing here?” he asked. He wasn’t talking about our plans for the day.