Author of novels, including Wicked and A Lion Among Men
Clear out my e-mail in-box. But maybe that is like "evacuating air from my lungs," a condition of death itself, so strike that one.
I have been lucky enough to travel widely, but special destinations I still would like to reach include many parts of India, and Kyoto, Japan, and New Zealand.
Having derived so much pleasure from watching Wicked on Broadway and around the world and having learned a great deal about how a piece changes daily, depending on the cast and the audience, I would love to try my hand at writing for the stage someday.
I would like to attend a Roman Catholic Mass celebrated, with full canonical approval, by a woman priest or a married priest or perhaps a woman priest married to another woman. (Why not go for broke in this question of unlikely dreams?)
I would like to finish reading Proust. Since I'm about halfway there, I hurry to add I don't insist on dying immediately upon finishing it.
With the finest champagne or the rawest home-fermented Vimto, I would like to toast the New Year in which global carbon emissions had gone down from the previous year.
I would like to see Andy's and my grade-school children through the hormonal hurricanes and peer high-pressure systems and teenage tsunamis and landed safely upon the shores of adulthood.
Left: Jill Paton Walsh; Right: PBS