He lived his life with infectious, mirth-
skewed hubris, flavored with a certain
spiritual panache that inspired envy far
more than disdain, admiration over ridicule
and he never took any of it for granted.
Women and men found him equally engaging
he counted among his friends many who were
far older, considerably younger than he.
Knowing himself to be quite flawed he never
aspired to anything but polished imperfection
and therein lay the secret to the success he
thinks he never achieved.