“You and me, we’ve met geniuses. And we know we’re not like them, don’t we? What is it like to go on, knowing you are not a genius, knowing you are a mediocrity? I think it’s the worst kind of hell.”
“Well,” Less said. “I think there’s something between genius and mediocrity—“
—Less, by Andrew Sean Greer
And that is the bar I am aiming for as I begin my 57th year. Anything between mediocrity and genius will do.