the smile and the attitude:
Yes, he was. I'm an eccentric now. I didn't used to be. And
the older I get, the more curmudgeonlike I become. The
way I see the world, everyone is fronting, most everybody -
except older people. Older people know they don't need to
give a shit any more, so they stop fronting, which means they
drop the masks. That's what I'm doing. I know that at times
I'm shocking and harsh, mean and even hurtful. But I can't
stop myself. I can't bring myself to be polite if I don't feel like
it. I say things with more force than I need to.
I find myself living in the now and for the moment. It's
just wonderful, by the way. That's why when you said
'Sit down, we have work to do,' well, I wanted to look at
your geisha doll over there or at those photos on the wall.
That's what old people come to. That's their big wisdom -