A. Open eyes. Open hands. Open heart. Open mind.
A. My greatest fear is that I will be overcome by fear.
A. Being a mother.
A. I most regret my tendency toward self-consciousness. I wish I had earlier learned that it is all right, and in fact necessary, to take risks and make mistakes
A. My two children. That’s what my first response is. And then a host of brave folks floods my thoughts, including Malala Yousafzai, and the others like her, unknown to the larger world, who are committed to peace and the education of women. But then I think of people living with illness and pain, people living on the streets, and people who appear to be keeping it perfectly together every day, and I wonder at how each and every one of us is someone to be deeply admired. Plato’s familiar adage, right? “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”