"I had a friend named Henry Clune who lived to the age of 105. He was a well-known novelist and newspaperman. Until he was in his late nineties, Henry ran wind sprints on his front lawn every day. Even at 105 he still wrote in his diary every morning, read a favorite book every afternoon, drained a martini every day at five p.m. People would ask him, “What's the secret to living so long and so well?” It wasn't the martini. No, he answered, it was 'curiosity.'” Bill Kauffman, Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America: Writings, 1986-2014
Far out. I do wind sprints. I read a lot of books. I don't drain a martini every day, but I batch cocktails into the weekend. And I am curious. Too curious, I sometimes think.