Glow Worms and Ruthless Time

by Steven F. Hayward

As Churchill put it, “Curse ruthless time! Curse our mortality.  How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it! We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glow worm.”

George Will is 70. Willie Mays is 80 — two glow worms for sure. And Jerry Brown is . . . who can tell, given that he inhabits a parallel universe. I wouldn’t be surprised if he glows in the dark.