I think we retire from a facet of life to another facet. There’s lots of stuff out there waiting for me. Can’t retire from life.
Another quip that I enjoyed while reading about him was in response to all the fuss about his (sigh...) blue-blue eyes. When he was younger he said his epitaph might be…
He died a failure because his eyes turned brown.
Love his wit and intelligence, his irreverence and philanthropy, his many talents, his humanity.
May God comfort his family.