There are some things, some accomplishments that I can only admire humbly from a distance. No chance that they will ever be on my list or that there completion will be nominated here. I don't mean pie-in-the-sky stuff like a Nobel Prize or meeting Terry Gross, I mean things whose beauty and elegance are within my reach. From today's Times, in a story about Theo Epstein leaving the Red Sox to take a job with the Cubs:
Epstein left the team once before, in 2005, fleeing Fenway Park in a gorilla suit on Halloween after a tiff over his contract extension went public.
I can hardly imagine having a contract, let alone a contract extension, but 'fleeing Fenway Park in a gorilla suit'? Ah, that's the stuff of dreams.