I have also been thinking lately that my father may not be the quiet, ignorant cuckold I once took him for. Now I think that he loved my mother well, and made love with her well, and therefore he knew that weeks or months without touching were not in her nature. Yet his sense of duty, and to some degree his ambition and love of the intelligence Blues stories by Lubrican, generally, involve some angst, and a reluctance on the part of the characters to believe that the anticipated sexual acts could actually happen. Passion generally overcomes the reluctance, leading to a happy ending.