Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
We see a successful, elegant man now, but as a child, an adolescent, his life was not a done deal. Sidney respected his mistakes. When failure came, he never said, This is too difficult, too hard, he had the resiliency to try again. His life is somewhere between astounding and unbelievable.
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.