For those of you out there seeking answers, may I suggest that there are answers, or rather, an answer.
Jesus said it, Shakespeare set rhyme to it, Einstein deduced it, the Beatles sang it, Robert Indiana sculpted it, Dr. King and Gandhi and Mother Teresa fought for it; yet, despite these illustrious and accomplished proponents, each one of us must discover for ourselves that it is the truth, and the answer to everything.
Be advised, however, that knowing the answer is not the same as getting the answer, and knowing only marks your starting point on a new road, not an endpoint. If you’re like me, what will happen next is that you will realize how perfectly terrible you are at it, and how far you actually are from your destination.
It will probably shock you to know.
On the other hand, if you’re like me, you’ll be thrilled to have found the road at all.
Anyway, here’s where I am now on that road, in exactly fourteen lines…