Kristen den Hartog
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. In difficult times, I try to remember to ask myself, How can I make this situation better?
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Lovely and Beautiful. Once I realized this, I changed a sentence in a manuscript from "Uncle William died on a beautiful summer day" to read "Uncle William died on an ordinary summer day." And to my amazement, the ordinary was more beautiful.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Myself -- or perhaps a bird.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I sit on the fence (but see my best quality -- the best and worse are usually linked)