I spent the evening with one of our finest Smallvillian directors, buying drinks and picking his brain! However, the consequence of this is pre-mature exhaustion and a brain that is solely equipped at choosing wine and telling random travel stories.
So in lieu of a riveting discussion and philosophical post I will simply say this:
Life is beautiful and for those that refuse to recognize this, I am sad. But, I will continue to make art, tell jokes, drink wine, and share stories. Because we are a divine species with infinite potential and never ending surprise.