While this made me sad, I couldn’t help be so impressed by the overriding metaphor. Analogy? Ugh — I’m not really a writer, I don’t know the right term and I refuse to cheat and use Google!
The Ebay/couch thing — sigh. So depressingly true in many ways. Or, perhaps more accurately, how many of us perceive ourselves.
Anyhoo, you have such a unique, fascinating, quirky brain, my friend.
Just to remind you: I think you’re something special!