by rantywoman

I was listening to a woman perform a monologue the other night in which she mentioned her husband and son.  At some semi-conscious level, that distanced me from her.  A few minutes later she made fun of herself for mentioning them and said she must sound so obnoxious, given how many people in show business don’t have families.  Now that made me love her immediately– the act of recognizing that not everyone goes home to a spouse and kids, and some may be happy about it and for some it may sting.