ran across this quote today in an article that i’m not sure how i ended up finding let alone reading (well, i read it b/c i’m a Keillor fan, but no recollection of how i ended up there. Somehow googling to find a sesame chicken recipe, ended with blogging about a Keillor quote).
I think that past the age of thirty there is no obligation to be clever at all. Cleverness is a burden after that. You are supposed to settle down and be a good person, raise your children, and be good to your friends, which you may not have been back when you were clever.
-Garrison Keillor (the Prarie home companion guy)
Whew, 6 more months & then i’m off the hook.