I just want you to get me the thing that will be the right thing to handle the situation and then I want you to come here with it. But please don't just hand it to me and say, "Here, this will do the trick," because I won't know what to do with it. I don't even know what's wrong, just that something most certainly is and it has to do with me. I'd like you to ascertain what is wrong and apply your purchase to the wrongness. I'm not asking you to be my doctor, more someone who knowing how I usually am and how I could be again, knows what to do about the current situation. That’s why this is a love letter. The love part has to do with my confidence in you being the right person to do this. You won’t say, “Do it yourself. No one can fix anyone else.” That’s not what this is about. You will understand that my allowing you to do it is doing it.
I'm sure opening it will be difficult because the packaging will be complicated and unfair in so many ways, but I just want you to prevail over the packaging and get to the heart of what is inside the packaging. You can use knives to do this. I don't mind. You can even use my knives. My knives are your knives in this love we share. So yes, I'm giving you permission to wield knives. That should give you some indication of how serious I am about this and how necessary I feel it is too.
And once you do open it, once you get past the packaging to the thing of it even if you have to wrestle and wield and swear and sweat, I want you to be able to unfold and decipher the map that comes with it in order to put it together. Please, saunter around and know what you're talking about. Say, "Right, right we just need to put this here and this here and now hold on, hold on, just hold on." If you like, you can pretend much of this, but try to be a good pretender. Okay? And then please say, "There, it's done. Well now, that was easy. Look, that was all you needed. Everything is assembled and everything is in place. Everything is right again. You're good to go. Now what would you like to do?” It would be especially great it you could smile when you say that last part like you already have all kinds of loverish ideas up your sleeves.