Huge conundrum, people:
Elysha compared me to Bruce Springsteen.
She told a friend - not even me, so it must be true - that I’m like Bruce Springsteen because the two of us are tough, rugged men who make great art.
While I admittedly can’t repair a hinge on a cabinet, change my own oil, or even hang a picture on a wall, I’m fully equipped to keep the family alive in the event of a zombie apocalypse or similar collapse of civilization. My years of Boy Scout training and my ruthlessness in the face of danger make me capable of keeping our family alive when it matters most.
Plus I write good books and tell good stories.
Not unlike Springsteen, who also appears tough as nails but writes and sings great songs.
Wrote a terrific memoir, too. You should read it.
What do you do in your marriage when you know you’ve reached the absolute pinnacle and everything from this moment on is going to be significantly less perfect than this very moment?