My partner is smarter than I am, my kids more talented, and my dogs more loyal, but I try my best to be more of all those things.
In my professional life I have actually been known to demonstrate a passing familiarity with competence for hours on end.
I was a rock star once for about fifteen minutes and have nothing to show for it but a few CDs, some videos that are starting to deteriorate, a gold record for a band that I left several years before they made it big, and a slight loss of hearing in my right ear (tinnitus in both).
I never, ever, ever get enough sleep, which is funny because when 9pm rolls around I can barely stay awake.
The right song at the right time can completely change how I see the world.