Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A PROUSTIAN QUESTIONNAIRE: REPLY FROM SAN FRANCISCO

Stephanie




Your favorite qualities in a man:
Emotional generosity, good sense of humor, playfulness, intelligence, flexibility, protectiveness and openness, strength

Your favorite qualities in a woman:
Good sense of humor, openness, intelligence, playfulness, emotional generosity, strength, acceptance

What you appreciate the most in your friends:
Honesty, understanding, silliness, unconditional love, support and validation, appreciation and gratitude

Your main fault:
Overly accommodating, ability to overlook the negative because of hope for the positive, putting other people’s desires before my own, worrying when any of my people are disturbed or upset, wanting life to be pleasant for everyone, all the time

Your favorite occupation:
Sewing, writing, designing, watching others grow and flourish (my students)

Your idea of happiness:
Peace of heart and mind, music, colors, conversations that are hilarious, deep and honest, wine and candles,  fairy lights crickets and birdsong, soft freshwater, tiny things

Your idea of misery:
Emotional walls, anger, closed hearts and minds, sadness in others that I can’t fix

If not yourself, who would you be?
The version of me I hope to someday be

Where would you like to live?
England or Lisbon!  Anywhere without earthquakes

Your favorite poets/writers:
Kafka, Gogol, Nabokov, Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, A.A. Milne, Ernest Hemingway

Your favorite heroes and heroines in fiction:
Martine in Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

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