Basting contributed immeasurably to our project as a consultant. She frequently prompted us to consider questions that we hadn’t thought of and ways of reframing problems that suddenly opened up whole new areas of possibility, just by introducing a different word or concept. There’s a clarity and elegance to Anne’s thinking that signals profound expertise—she simply has thought through these topics (creativity, aging, connection) backwards and forwards. Being in dialogue with her shifts the paradigm of your own thinking.