Sometimes my good advice does not get far enough fast enough, as I was reminded this morning when I turned on the television to see what was happening in the 5 minutes before I had to get out of the house and to work. There on The View was Sherri Shepherd's beautiful face laughingly lamenting how she seemed to be a little invisible to her husband during Super Bowl.
My understanding is that The View is the barometer for what is on the minds of American women. Yes? I am guessing that on the minds of many American women this week is the Super Bowl disappearance of their husbands whose hearts and minds had been taken happily hostage by football. And taken prisoner by that exquisite genius Beyonce; I mean, with her on the screen why would anyone look at anything else.
Today I am talking to the husbands who may not have heeded the advice to drop their sweethearts a love letter before the game started. It isn’t too late. Well, it is too late to drop the pre-game letter, but you can still write a post game letter thanking your lady-love for having stood by your side as you saw nothing but those clashing titans on the screen and for having understood that you were unable to make any sound other than shrieks, grunts and groans at the teams, the players, the coaches, the victories and the disasters, for having littered the carpets and sofas with pretzel crumbs and mustard. You might want to thank her for having stocked the fridge with your favorite game-time snacks, for including friends and for cleaning up after the big game. Just a little thank you that ends somehow or other with, “You might not have been able to tell, but I loved you all day.”
And, speaking of love letters, if you are one of those ditched women (or men, really, I don’t know why I am being such a sexist pig here) you can write one of welcome home to your sweetie telling him (yes, or her) that you are so happy he (or she) is back home and how happy you were that he (yeh, yeh, or she) was away on such a fabulous trip and had such a grand time.
It is never too late to write a love letter of some sort to someone for something. Just the appearance of a hand-addressed envelope full of affection is an incomparable gift. Oh, and how about one to the 49ers for having done their best. I’ll do that tomorrow.
From me to you with love in the air,
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