- Accept loss forever.
- Be submissive to everything, open, listening.
- No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language, and knowledge.
- Be in love with your life.
"[My relationships were] like I was in these movies where the script was only half-written. When I’d get to the end of this half-script, the other actors wanted me to ad lib. But I had never gotten the hang of that. That’s why these movies were always box-office failures. Six of them in the past twenty years. I always blew the lines." ~ from my horrible first novel "Learn How To Pretend." (unpublished)(obviously)