Question: What will you do when you're alone?
Answer: Mom appeared at the Spur today, bought me a cup of coffee, and distracted me from my work. We walked around Utica for a bit, down the middle of the streets. I found a nail, picked it up and twirled it as the gravel crunched under my flip-flops eventually throwing it away and dreaming of the day someone had without a flat tire. That person is going to love that day. I like the surprise of seeing my mom sitting across from me sharing some forbidden gas station nachos with too many jalapenos when I had planned to be alone.
Question: What happens when Nora rolls herself up in your exercise mat and you take one end and pull really hard?
Answer: Nora spins down the length of the living room laughing hysterically, and you, of course ask her if she minds doing that again.
Question: When do you know you are ready to teach a class?
Answer: When you remember it's not about you.
Question: What do you do when you write something you don't understand?
Answer: Keep writing. If it doesn't surprise you, why bother?