"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?" "When my grandmother died. I was nine. Besides my dad, she was the only one in my family who was like this. And she was the only other person who could give me any perspective on what it was going to be like, and how to handle it."
"I got first place in an imagination contest! I had seven other kids on my team, and adults couldn’t help! We had to take a painting, and write a story about it. So we made up a story about a girl who accidentally walks through an old painting and ends up in 1890’s France— where the painting came from. And once she’s there, she can’t get back home, because she loses the painting! But then she learns that to get back home, she must make a new painting from the time period she came from!"