I’ll get Fausta for this, but because I am busy with a project and haven’t time to really read news and write, I’ll play along:
FIVE THINGS YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT ME
1) The doctor who delivered me was a WWII vet missing a leg. When I was born he held me up to the ceiling like Kunta Kinte holding Kizzy up to the stars, and began to sing “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” He was not Irish.
2) As a kid you couldn’t take me for a car ride of longer than ten minutes duration without a bucket. I got carsick all the time. I still dread long car rides.
3) When I was 3 or 4 I would sit on the basement steps and sing out all the Dr. Seuss books as I read them, setting them to music. We had evergreen trees on the side of the house, where moss would grow in the shady cove. I used to dig up the moss with a tablespoon, to flip it and relish the smell of dark, fresh, moist earth. My birth-mother never had enough tablespoons to serve soup.
4) I am the shortest of all of my very tall siblings.
5) For almost 20 years I have owned the same pair of black cowboy boots with red hearts on them. I wear them every Valentine’s Day. They are the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn on my feet.