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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. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I used to identify with Joan of Arc, but I don't think I would have stood the course, never having been a person of strong faith. Lately the person I'd most like to talk to is General George Marshall.
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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I sure would like to be able to yodel, although there isn't much call for it in the classroom. And I'd like to be able to ride a lot better than I do, though there's still time to improve that. I hope.