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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. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My sister-in-law, who teaches developmentally disabled children in the Chicago public schools.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Nothing, I hope. I like to keep in the background.
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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Strawberries. Well, strawberries and blueberries. And corn on the cob. And tomatoes warm off the vine. Okay, meatloaf once in a while.