"Most events that are scheduled would give more pleasure if they canceled. This is just a fact; you learn this as you get older. Performances, lectures, meetings of all kinds, conferences, whatever it is . . . sermons, who knows. They are all planned with best of intentions, and we're very ambitious for things off in the distant future, but as we come closer to them we start to anticipate disappointment based on solid experience. And the day before they are to take place, we can think of three things we would rather do."
- Garrison Keillor