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 trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I was recently told I have aristocratic ankles, but I’m not quite sure I know what that means.
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. 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.