Some friends and I were just on our afternoon break, discussing who we had wanted to be when we grew up. We came with answers that ranged from Stevie Nicks to Barbara Cook. I didn't say anything during the conversation, because -- well, because I get so much ribbing about being a hippie as it is that the hooting would have been deafening had I said....
(I'll wait. Hoot away.)
I know, I know. "My life is a crystal teardrop." (Some people should not write books.) But I thought she was beautiful, brave, and idealistic, and I still do. The funny thing is - I never really cared for her voice, but she stood for something very pure and very courageous, and she had wonderful taste in songs. "Lady Came from Baltimore," "Children of Darkness," "What Have They Done to the Rain," "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue." She and her sister Mimi once sang a duet on "Bread and Roses," both so beautiful and so sincere.
Over to you. Who did you want to be when you grew up?