Mar 16, 2008


42, originally uploaded by Travis Smith.

42. The answer to the ultimate question, "Life, the Universe, and Everything".

When asked why 42, the humorous and insightful Douglas Adams replied: "The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story."

I turned 42 at a quarter past midnight.
It's a good number to be in. You've lived enough to know not to panic. End of story.