A. Don't stop believing.
A. Oh, wow, maybe greater athletic skill? I'm in this adult gymnastics class right now, and it is truly a tutorial in humility. There's a reason most gymnastics are twelve.
A. Oh, god... probably something filler-ish like, "You know what I mean?"
A. My grandmother. She wanted to move to Paris to be a writer, but instead fell in love with my grandfather, a student at Yale Divinity School. Though she became a minister's wife, Grandma refused to lose her eccentricity, her open-minded curiosity, or her love of difference. She doesn't agree with the concept of the Eucharist, keeps a massive painting of a nude woman tussling with a snake in the living room, and embraced my mom completely when Mom began to date another woman.
A. I'm a sucker of badass female heroines--Lyra from "The Golden Compass," Cassie Maddox from the Tana French mysteries, and Katniss of "The Hunger Games," which I didn't expect to love; then I became as obsessed as everyone else, and now I'm counting the days until the second movie comes out.