Over the ages, an interest developed about women who saved their city or country by cutting the head of a tyrant ruler while asleep or overcome with drink and passed out.
To this day these heroines are the subject of great admiration. One of them is Judith who, according to the many stories written about her, in biblical times beheaded Holofernes in his drunken stupor with two blows of his own sword.
I had told the story to Maurice while we were dating.
Forty years later, listening to all the women complaining about their husbands as they were taking a palmistry course here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Maurice asked:
“And what do you do about it?”
“What can we do?” were the answers.
“Well” said Maurice, “do you know what my wife did? I was rather rough in the first months of our marriage and one evening Anny said: Maurice, you are taller than me and much stronger than me, but remember you sleep sometimes, you know“.
Yes, Maurice still remembers.