My Proust Questionnaire

What is your current state of mind? Engaged and present.

Favorite spot in the world: Lounging in my beat-up recliner with my furry wool throw blanket from Vladivostok.

Ambitions: Expand knowledge, facilitate wonder and transformation, and be of service to others with my talents.

You can never have too many: peonies.

What is your greatest extravagance? Thinking too much, too long, about too many things.

What is the quality you most like in a man? Listening fully without fixing.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Listening fully without distraction.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? If there’s something I want to change, then I do. If I can’t, I accept it with as much grace I can muster.

What is your most treasured possession? A stuffed giraffe from my paternal grandfather.

What is your most marked characteristic? Compulsively creative.

What do you most value in your friends? Their patience with my faults.

What is it that you most dislike? Bigotry. And, oysters.

What is your greatest fear? Not resurfacing after a depressive bout.

One day I hope to: Remodel my house and finish landscaping my whole yard.

Quotables

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
— Rumi
Every word is a bird we teach to sing.
— Daniel Tammet
A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
— Eyeore