A Legacy of Diamonds
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I don’t have one, perhaps because I grew up speaking two languages. Idioms and proverbs don’t tend to translate well. It was years before I learned that one doesn’t steal a parade, but rather rains on it.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. This changes almost daily, and I listen to a lot of music. At the moment, though: Sunny Road (Emiliana Torrini), La Legierezza (Franz Liszt), Everyday (Rogue Wave), Better (Regina Spektor), 99 Luftballons (Nena), rotating songs by The Pixies
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Anyone about whom a good movie has been made or a good book has been written (presuming I’ve seen or read it)
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Being with those you love, doing what you love to do (well)
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not picking ‘artist’ as my profession on job day in kindergarten; I panicked and went with cowgirl.