My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Here's what I put in my high school yearbook, and I do believe it's what I'd still put today: Walk slowly; all you can ever come to is yourself.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness would be that first and only small cup of coffee, made with my camping drip filter into a mug I bought in Mexico (and which probably contains lead, something I prefer not to think about), into which I add a dollop of heavy whipping cream, and sitting in the dark in front of my Christmas tree conjuring the faces of the people I most love in the world. Since that describes my early morning today, I guess I was perfectly happy around 4:30 a.m. today.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Regrets are a waste of time. (That doesn't mean I don't have any.)
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. To fly, using just my arms. Fly, fly, fly! Sometimes, when I dream, I'm swooping up and over mountain after mountain. How I would love to do that for real.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Lying on the couch while my children bake me delicacies, clean the house, and write small songs of praise in my honor.