Friday, March 16, 2012

Keeping It Real ... (i.e., The Fantasy-Crushing Reality of a Spouse's POV)

I got this the other day in an message from a friend I went to high school with, and being a vain and egotistical writer type who craves attention, of course it made my day.

"Hey! While at school today, I saw this guy wearing a Green Lantern shirt. He began to talk about comic books. I mentioned your name to this guy and he was shocked that I knew you. The guy said, "Sean Taylor, well he is somewhat of a demi-god." You have fans everywhere man! Keep up the good work!"

Hercules and Prometheus, or as I like to think of it now, me
and the massive undertaking of writing that makes fans
say exaggerated comments to give me a big head.

So I immediately told my wife, who casually rolled her eyes and told me she's surprised I'd have anyone say that about me. And it was time to help with the dishes anyway.

Thanks, Lisa Taylor, for helping me to (i.e., giving my no option but to) keep it all in perspective. I love you. (But when you have your back turned for a few seconds, I will be  "demi-god" again, even if for fleeting moments.)