An article on girl crushes in today's NYT quotes Ms. Weeks, an outdoorswoman of whom other women are enamored, complaining about being seen as "some National Geographic chick": "When you're on a pedestal, there's no way but down," she said. "And it's lonely up there. You can't share your weaknesses."
It's lonely up there?
No. The bottom is lonelier than the top. It might be encouraging to tell yourself that it is lonely at the top, but, to quote Al Franken, "In my experience people at the top are immensely popular."