"I can say that I did it all. The secret though is just keep walking through life without analyzing it too much or clinging to it too much. Just walk on." -- Marilyn Silverstone, photographer and Buddhist nun, d. 1999
She [ Hillary Clinton ] also recalls some interesting conversations with the Russian strongman, who once challenged her and husband Bill to accompany him on a trip to tag polar bears in the Arctic. Another time, Putin told her a dramatic story about his father’s service in World War II: When Putin father’s came home from the front lines, he saw a pile of bodies stacked in the street outside his apartment building, which were being loaded into a flatbed truck by some men. When the elder Putin recognized his wife’s body by her shoes, he argued with the men, picked her up and realized she was still alive, nursing her back to health. Eight years later, their son Vladimir was born.