Your favorite virtue. Empathy
Where would you like to live? I want the best of both worlds (city and country) so I’d say the French countryside and SF. Although where I live now, Santiago, is pretty fucking amazing.
Your favorite prose authors. Gwendolyn Brooks, Roberto Bolano, Zadie Smith, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Your favorite poets. Roberto Bolano, T.S. Eliot
Your favorite painters and composers. Rothko, Cezanne
Your favorite heroes/heroines in real life. Snowden, Pussy Riot, and basically anyone who gives up the comfort of life to alert people about the horrible lies they’ve been forced to swallow down. Manela. Everyone who has ever fought to speak up for people who aren’t given a voice.
Your favorite heroes/ heroines in fiction. Robin Hood, Jesus Christ.
Your favorite food and drink. spaghetti with buffalo mozzarella and eggplant (the way my mom made it); green tea
Your favorite alcoholic drink: (I added this question because I wanted to and hope that it will show growth as the years go by; for example, 10 yrs ago I would have said Mickeys, 4 years ago prob stella) sangria
Your favorite names. Simone, Zadie, Penelope, Sebastien, Joaquin
Your pet aversion. Leafblowers (aka the most useless and lazy invention ever)
What characters in history do you most dislike? Columbus, and well to be honest, about 75% of men (most of them white) in power
What is your present state of mind? This really weird mixture of bliss, loneliness, happiness, and fear
For what fault have you most toleration? bad memory
Your favorite motto. “and so it goes”
Your favorite qualities in a man. sense of humour, the ability to be open and non-judgemental, kindness
Your favorite qualities in a woman. same as a man
Your favorite occupation. for myself, one of power.hah, no probably doctor
Your chief characteristic. awkwardness
Your idea of happiness. walking through a field with the sun beaming down on me, holding hands
Your idea of misery. the feeling of pure cold running through my body and having nothing to help warm me up (both literally and metaphorically speaking)
Your favorite color and flower. gold, peony
If not yourself, who would you be? Gertrude Stein