“It’s wonderful and it’s horrible,” Ben said.
I had said something to him about how awesome it was that he and his wife were so successful -
“People say that to us all the time,” he said.
“But the truth is
and it’s awful.”
There was a three second pause between each phrase, since he was drunk.
and it’s abysmal.
and it’s hell.”
He seemed to be referring to their marriage.
“The reason you’re not successful,” he continued,
you don’t push yourself.”
“Yeah, I’m lazy,” I said.
“You’re not lazy. But
you don’t push yourself.”He went on. A few feet away, Alex and Jim sat quietly on the couch with their newborn daughter, hearing an unsolicited but probably very necessary pep talk.