This may be the happiest selfie in months. Two of my favorite people, delightful and sharp; each a maverick.
It somehow is a marker of time that is tinged with nostalgia, too.
It seems not that long ago that Letterman was younger than Colbert, and I watched him astound and joyously entertain on his daytime show. It was 1980, and we were all thirty-four years younger. It was an era of creative times for television, and perhaps not all of the community appreciated it. (I certainly did.)
We never know what opportunities or challenges will present themselves to us in life. If we're lucky, we find a center point that is fueled by things we are passionate about. We have fun, we enjoy people (by and large, anyway), we experience things that serve as life lessons.
All of us will have choices in our paths. Some choices will confound us. Others are no-brainer decisions. Whether or not we take opportunities has as much to do with our fears as with our hopes, and if we're smart, we overcome our trepidation enough to plunge into the unknown.
Colbert took the plunge! He's smart, funny, sharp. Most think he's bound for success in his upcoming new late-night role. The selfie above makes me happy. Passing the torch; passing on the legacy.