“It’s a rhinoceros beetle,” he tells her.
“Mama!” she cries. “Look! A rhinoceros beetle!”
She is nine. Danny is seven. These years are endless, but they cannot be remembered.
–James Salter, Light Years
This quotation reminds me of my own Splendid Truth : The days are long, but the years are shor t . Of everything I’ve ever written, I think this one-minute video, The Years Are Short , has resonated most with people.