What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Fear and loathing.
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere remote and pristine where I look out at the ocean in my front yard and a mountain range in my back yard. My only neighbors: trees and critters.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Being truly connected to the people I love. Authentic relationships. A good book. A long walk. A delicious meal.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Envy and greed. Narcissism.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List). Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird). Aslan (Chronicles of Narnia). E.T..
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mother Theresa, Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemmingway, Anne Frank, and Princess Diana.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My Mom. Julia Child. Mary Boleyn. Katrina Kenison. Mary Oliver.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Charlotte (Charlotte's Web). Jane Eyre. Jo March (Little Women). Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird).
Your favorite painter?
Milton Avery. Pierre Bonnard. Marc Chagall. Raoul Dufy. Nicholas de Stael. Andrew Wyeth. Vincent Van Gogh. Camille Pissaro.
Your favorite musician?
Rickie Lee Jones. Jack Johnson. Joni Mitchell.
The qualities you most admire in a man?
Honesty, humility, kindness, confidence and authenticity.
The qualities you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone more convicted of what I want and less concerned with what others think of it.