As a small
child, I developed a talent for keeping quiet and being invisible.
I laid low and flew under the radar.
I was a watcher, an observer.
However, I was no reporter.
What I saw and heard, I kept to myself.
I could be trusted with secrets.
What I learned by watching were the right things to say and not
say. I learned how to act
in order to stay out of trouble. I
tried to learn what would make other people happy so that I could do it,
offer it to them and make them love me.