My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Seek what is essential and exceptional--forget the rest.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A well tended garden.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. That I never heard Ella Fitzgerald sing in person.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Marie Ponsot