"Only teenagers think boring is bad. Adults, grown men and women who've been around the block a few times, know that boring is a gift straight from God. Life has more than enough excitement up its sleeve, ready to hit you with as soon as you're not looking, without you adding to the drama."
-- Tana French, Broken Harbor
My mother's 80th birthday was this weekend. Here I am reading birthday cards to her at a restaurant, with the help of borrowed readers and a iPhone light. She and my father gave me one of the greatest gifts of all: a blessedly boring childhood.
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