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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. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Well, I don't know! If I knew I was overusing them, I'd quit using them!
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 trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Nothing, I hope. I like to keep in the background.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Teaching! It's not a fantasy, but I came to it very late. It looked pretty terrible from the outside, like nothing a sane person would want to do. (Actually, sometimes it looks like that from the inside too.) (But not often.) To be the conduit into the big Ongoing Conversation for somebody who's struggling to find a place in the world--it's a high like no other.