My wife Lisa is a certified She-Devil of the 13th Level of Mastery. She can sense it instantly when I am weakened by illness or exhaustion and then attacks me in the bedroom. I remain convinced that she doesn’t view our partnership so much of a marriage as a practicing Sith Apprenticeship where she shall one day suppliant me. Our relationship has had some dark storms, but we’ve always managed to stay the course and I can’t imagine my life without her.
One of her personality quirks is the complete and utter lack of a filter between her brain and her mouth. If she thinks it, there is a really good chance she will say it. I’m often given to hyperbole for humor, however, I am understating this if anything.
Remember the awesome Batman Begins? There is a scene where Batman confronts the Scarecrow played by Cillian Murphy. Apparently, something about Cillian Murphy’s portrayal bothered her. She didn’t like the way he licked his lips in the scene. She decided that there was clearly a hidden subtext about the Scarecrow wanting to give a blowjob to the Batman. Want to know how I know? She declared very loudly, “Oh my God! Scarecrow has dick-sucking lips! Let me suck your dick Batman! It’s just the two of us. None shall ever know of this!”
If this was the opening night, we might have been hanged. This was my third time seeing this movie. However, there were a number angry mothers in the crowd and we were lucky to make it back to our car. The moral of the story is that Lisa isn’t shy about expressing her opinion.
Sunday, Lisa was addressing some submission envelopes and copyediting the cover letters. She turned to me and smiled. “Bunnybear, you’ve made a lot of good progress this last year. I’m really impressed with your credits.”
Yes, she calls me Bunnybear. I got used to it. I’ll pause for a moment to allow you to laugh.
It felt good to have that support and validation from my wife. I’ve worked really start to make my baby steps towards a writing career, but I couldn’t have made it this far if she hadn’t encouraged and supported me along the way. I thought of this today as I walked to my latest technical writing assignment in downtown Seattle and smiled.
Thank you, Lisa.