“My life? It isn’t easy to explain.
It has not been the rip-roaring spectacular I fancied it would be, but neither have I burrowed around with the gophers.
I suppose it has most resembled a blue-chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually tending over time. A good buy, a lucky buy, and I’ve learned that not everyone can say this about his life.
But do not be misled. I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am common man with common thought and I’ve led a common life.
There are no monuments dedicated to me, and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”