For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Kirk, Edie’s husband. And she’s invited me to take over the Wednesday post here on her blog. Every week I’m going to share some of my own struggles as the hapless husband of a word-loving spouse.
I used to be a normal husband—with a fairly normal wife—until she chose writing as a career. Now our world is turned upside down. Even though I would never want her to change, there are things I miss.
One of those things is the fact that we can never just watch a movie…or a TV show…or even a commercial. Everything is analyzed and broken down. No matter what it is, I’ve discovered it has a plot, with an inciting incident, a climax and a takeaway.
And she doesn’t just know when it happens—she knows when it’s about to happen—and she’s happy to share.
I discovered the full extent of her intuition as we were catching up on the once-popular TV show, LOST. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear she’d written it. It’s uncanny how she can (and frequently does) tell what’s about to happen.
Uncanny…and frustrating. I happen to like a surprise ending. But I’m coming to realize that’s a thing of the past. It’s spoiler alert gone mad!
The worst is that I’ve become infected with her sense of what’s coming next. I’ve come to realize I’ll never watch anything the same way again—even when she’s no where around.
Yes, ignorance is, in many ways, bliss.