joy and woe are woven fine

Their lives were too human for science, too beautiful for numbers, too sad for diagnosis and too immortal for bound journals.
George Vaillant, Adaptation to Life

Amazing reading: an article by Joshua Wolf Shenk about the men of the Grant Study - a 72 year, ongoing longitudinal analysis of 268 Harvard men largely overseen by Dr. George Vaillant. The purpose of the study was to try and uncover some sort of formula for what makes a good life.

Photo from Square America.