the marcel proust questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
a full table of faces i love laughing and drinking and talking and feasting on what i cooked
and days spent with no other agenda than to wander the city

What is your greatest fear?
not enough time

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
every time i am able to reach someone else, no matter how ephemeral

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Which living person do you most admire?
gloria steinem

What is your greatest extravagance?
wasted time

What is your current state of mind?

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
everything’s crooked and the lines are starting to show

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
depends on the woman, sometimes grace sometimes swagger

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Who are your favorite writers?
we don’t have enough time for that, but seeing anne carson, naomi klein, siri hustvedt and mary gaitskill all in one day at the brooklyn book fair was pretty cool

When and where were you happiest?
formentera, the first time

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
learn to forgive, myself included

Where would you like to live?
i’m there

What is your most marked characteristic?

Who are your heroes in real life?
those who spend their days on hopeless causes

How would you like to die?
jumping off a cliff

What is your motto?
“you become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”


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