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His ex-coworker’s husband, now part of his mind map’s constellation of wheelchair users and those who love them, might drift by as a data point, confirming his hypothesis about the pity afforded them—all because I didn’t work hard enough to convince him otherwise.

I didn’t tell him about the day my husband and I met to study together for grad school exams at ten a.m. and coffee turned to whiskey turned to singing in a round as he drove me home, or his first gift to me after two weeks of dating. Jumping eased my anxiety, I’d told him. He showed up to my door the next week with an indoor trampoline.

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