My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
I hate having to do small talk. I'd rather talk about deep subjects. I'd rather talk about meditation, or the world, or the trees or animals, than small, inane, you know, banter.
I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are, that's where us gay people come from... you heterosexuals.
My dad is still Christian Scientist. My mom's not, and I'm not. But I believe in God, and that there's a higher power and an intelligence that's bigger than us and that we can rely on. It's not just us, thinking we are the ones in control of everything. That idea gives me support.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison