Friday, June 6, 2008

Another Interview With Myself ?!?

So I came across this Marcel Proust questionnaire on two sites this morning, here at Judy Wise's blog, and here, in an interview with Christine Miller, that Leah at Creative Everyday posted a link to. I don't know why I like this interview stuff so much. I know there are some people who really hate them, like my husband. He is always worried about getting the answers wrong ! ;-). Maybe it is because I really like to share things about me, to let people get to know me. I am a pretty open book type of person. I also love to read other people's answers to the same questions. It is like a little door opening to let us get to know each other in a kind of safe, uniform way. Whatever... here is yet another interview with Moi !

Questionnaire by Marcel Proust, a French writer who believed that people must know and understand themselves before they could know or understand others. He developed a list of subjective questions that he felt would help reveal to people their true selves and the inner personalities of those around them.

What is your greatest fear?
Dying before I figure it out

What is your current state of mind?
contemplative, mellow

What is your favorite way of spending time?
Painting or collaging in my studio, talking and playing with girlfriends, just "being" with my husband

What historical figure do you identify with?
Helen Keller

Which living person do you most admire?

Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Harry Potter

Who are you're real-life heroes?
My friend Andrea, my husband David, my sister Natalie

What is your most treasured possession?
Family photos, especially rare ones like those of my grandmother

When and where are you happiest?
Just before sleep when I am in David’s arms and we are snuggling and chatting
In a gathering of my family, laughing, dancing and sharing time together

What is your most obvious characteristic?
My creative eye

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My lack of self-discipline

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Inconsideration or cruelty

What is your greatest extravagance?
Expensive, high quality cotton sheets and a great mattress

What is your favorite journey?
Any path that leads to the ocean

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My Buddha Belly

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

On what occasion do you lie?
To avoid hurting someone's feelings.

Which words or phrases do you overuse the most?
"It’s all good.”

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I would make promises to myself and keep them.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The close, unconditionally loving relationship I maintain with my family

Where would you like to live?
Somewhere close to the ocean with a lot less winter, and my family near by

What is the quality you most admire in a man?
Determination and compassion

What is the quality you most admire in a woman?
Empathy, acceptance of their own femininity

What is it you most dislike?
Inconsiderate people

What is it you most value in friends?
Humor, understanding without judgment, openness

How would you like to die?
Old and in my sleep, at the same time as my husband

If you could choose an object to come back as, what would you choose?
A piano

What is your motto (words that you live by or a mean a lot to you)?
It’s all good.

Who has been the greatest influence on you?
My parents, for the good and the bad.


Funky Art Queen said...

I like to read other peoples lists like these-or questionaires but I hate to do them. Lazy I guess and nosey. I think you would be fun to know. We are so much alike.

Jennifer said...

You find the most fun things to do! I'm about to work on my ABCs :-)

Anonymous said...

Just got all caught up on your postings...You are quite an amazing person and one of my heros!!!
Love you very much precious one.