I've developed into quite a swan. I'm one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older - until I drop dead of beauty.
I definitely have a Luddite's approach to what's going on. I find that as I get older, I get stupider.
Crazy as it sounds, I'm a believer in destiny and serendipity, and I have had cosmic experiences all my life. Something told me I was meant for greater stuff. And look, I've had a baby! And I've written an opera!
One of the main destructive forces within our family has been these runaway egos. I think if you look at any show business family, that struggle exists.
I've had my ups and downs, and I definitely have a sense - in America, especially - that once you've made your mark and gotten your Rolling Stone piece and your Grammy nomination, that they're on to the next piece of meat, and they don't necessarily like to follow the twists and turns of an artistic career.
I'm not born again, I'm not Kabbalah, God forbid, but I did have an experience hitting 30 that I needed to lean on something that assured me that everything is going to be okay. I had to regain a lot of my belief in fairy tales, in happy endings.