A. Open eyes. Open hands. Open heart. Open mind.
Jesus, and I would say hello, and then see what happens, listening and watching and using every other sense available to me as the moments passed.
A. Whoever is the main character in whatever best book I’m reading. For instance, right now I’m rereading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman for the third time because I’ll soon be teaching that book, and I’m over the moon for Lyra.
A. So hard. I love to travel. Italy is the first place that comes to mind—Rome or the coast. New Mexico, which in some places makes me feel like I’m walking around in a Georgia O’Keefe painting. Denmark, Croatia, Japan, Kenya, because these are places I’ve always wanted to go. But right now I’m at home with my family, and eager for nothing more than a quiet, contented night, and a book in bed, and then restful sleep. I’m happy to be right where I am.
A. I’m a good listener. I’ve also been told time and again by others that I’m intuitive and sensitive. Sometimes these last, however, can make life a bit difficult.