My mom sends me these Hallmark cards and she writes in them, ‘Honey, don’t worry. Itís all going to work out okay. Your voice makes people’s hearts soar on eagles’ wings.’ She just wrote me one like two weeks ago. Iím not even kidding. I thought, oh my God, Mom is right. I, I am, I am special. People are standing up, no body ever gets a standing ovation during dinner. Iím going to be somebody!
a story told during her Ars Nova concert, 10/7/02