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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Let me be worthy of my horses.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I can't conceive of perfect happiness. It's always gotta be mixed, otherwise there's no point. A summer morning about 6am when the beans have just come up: that comes pretty close, but it partly depends for its deliciousness on the threat of whack-on-the-head heat by lunchtime.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. If I say I'll do a thing, then I'll do it. Though it might be something everybody wishes I wouldn't do.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In the Piazza Santa Margarita, at the Due Torre; second choice: on the West Sands at St Andrews. For about two weeks, and then home.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My sister-in-law, who teaches developmentally disabled children in the Chicago public schools.