Today I was working in the woods, clearing dead wood. (we
have to be super conscientious about fire danger here in the Sierra Foothills)
As I was working I heard the words “Bring me a switch.” I did a double-take and
looked around. Of course there was no one there. I admit to being a kind of Woo
Woo guy, have been since I was a kid. It was probably my imagination, or was it?
In the past three years my relationship with other realms, other realities, or
maybe just extensions of my own consciousness into spaces it didn’t travel
before have expanded greatly.
It made me smile. I am sure it is the only time, ever, that those words made me smile. Those were probably the most dreaded words for me in our DWC relationship. Sometimes she would say “Go cut a switch”, or “Bring me a switch.” “Fetch me a switch” was revealing in a way. She grew up on a rural dirt farm and although she never discussed discipline there, a few hints leaked out from time to time.
She taught me what she expected a switch to look like. I only brought a wimpy one to her once, causing her to go get one for herself. She had me examine it, explained that it was e sturdier than what she normally sent me for, and then used it. Message received!
She used the switch very infrequently. For example; while she liked me to be an assertive guy, and encouraged healthy discussion about things, I sometimes got carried away arguing too vehemently, and even being sarcastic. All of a sudden I would hear, in a very calm measured voice, “Go fetch me a switch.” I knew I was totally screwed and I had better not open my mouth to in any way object.
The switch is extremely painful and leaves ugly welts. You have heard the phrase “a spanking you’ll never forget?” Trust me; this is something you can live without “remembering”. But I wanted to share this memory with you because I actually felt nothing but loving memories when I heard that voice in the woods. I would absolutely have loved to be fetching a switch for her.
On our wedding day we took a private stroll before the
ceremony and, seated on a fallen log, she switched my bare butt over her knee.