A film that brings tears to your eyes . . . Cinema Paradiso
Describe your first kiss… A very nervous and emotional affair; I was certain I looked different afterwards.
Your favorite children’s book, and why . . . King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry—a lovely story about a horse…and I was mad for horses as a child.
A cause that’s closest to your heart, and why . . . Animal rights. Because I cannot bear the ideas that animals suffer —often because of our actions or greed—and have no recourse The senseless suffering we often inflict on animals is a source of shame and grief for me.
If you could be a character in any novel, who would you be? Any of Dumas’ Three Musketeers (I’m a fool for derring-do); Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series (she’s smart, she has lots of adventures and she knows magic, too)
Explain the worst job that you’ve held… I once worked in a hospital department that helped physicians write up their research. Everything about that job was wrong…from my micromanaging boss to the people I dealt with.
A quote that motivates you . . .“Without fear, there is no courage.” I’ve seen that quote referenced a lot, but I’m not sure who said it originally.
The title of the one song you would take with you to that deserted island . . . Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1… or, with lyrics, any of a number of Leonard Cohen songs.
1. World peace (I may sound like Miss America there), but just imagine what it would be like
2. More wishes
3. The wisdom to choose those wishes well.
Favorite game you played as a child . . . Hide and Seek. It scared me….especially when I hid so well I couldn’t be found.