September 18, 2011 6:37 PM
Life has reminded me over and over a very simple thing: it is impossible to be yourself in this world without offending someone at some time in some place. I often feel that the reclusive aspect of my personality is due to exuberance and maybe even childlike exuberance that is constantly being censored and misunderstood by others. I refuse to lose my exuberance and I refuse to give up my innocence. I really have no choice. It is what shapes the daughter my mother raised and it is she who encourages the strength to be “me.” And what a beautiful night it is tonight.