Speaking of excelling at things that don't really matter, Roger Ebert -- film critic extraordinaire -- died yesterday. I came across Ebert's work when I started to read film reviews, because when you start to read film reviews it isn't long before you come across Ebert's work.
His review of The Tree of Life convinced me that I wasn't crazy for thinking that it is one of the best films ever made. The words which end his review are fitting:
...it all happens in this blink of a lifetime, surrounded by the realms of unimaginable time and space.