What is your dream job?
I'll say it... but let's all remember that it's just a dream... it'll never happen...
A chain-smoking non-fiction writer living in the South of France.
How much of your earlier life dreams are you willing to let go of for a lil simple happiness and contentment?
Am I willing to live in a trailer with 5 snot-nosed kids with my front teeth missing? No... even if I was content with the fact that I wasn't dead, and even if I was happy that I was on welfare. I would, however, be more than happy to live in a small town. I'd be willing to make a comfortable living. And I'd be willing to forego dreams of fame and fortune... just to be genuinely happy and content.
The one thing that I would not give up is my education. No matter how much I bitch and moan about papers being due... I'm proud of the education I'm getting - it makes me feel whole
What is your biggest vice?
I will try to make someone else happy at my own expense. I'm also way too judgmental.
What do you feel you are missing out the most in life right now?
Whats the best way to spend a quiet evening with someone close to you?
I spent this one evening once... I watched a movie with a guy, and then we went for a late night walk. We ended up swinging on the swings of a nearby playground in the darkness, and then we lay in the dewy grass and watched the stars.
I wouldn't mind a scenario similar to this in some foreign country...
Can life under the roof of simple living, simple arrangements and simple desires be as fruitful in living as life when one is young and free?
I do not think that sharing my life with somone I love - my best friend
- is any less fruitful than being single, and alone, and young. Being young and free is a little overrated. HAVING SAID THAT, I do believe that being in coupledom with someone does not mean that one must forfeit their individuality. I would be happy living a simple happy life, instead of the one that is young and free and filled with booze, drugs, and aimless nameless faces.
Someone once told me that smiles for those older in age come in smiles on the inside more than the outside. Do you believe that?
Yes I do. When we are young we are smiling on the outside to hide pain and mask ourselves. Many times our smiles are ones born of insecurity and created as defense mechanisms... it's only as we get older that our smiles become more genuine. It is only when we are older that they can be on the inside because we are so comfortable within ourselves.
Who told you that saying?
What would the setting be for your own ideal postcard that would both encapsulate who you are and what you also dream of?
I would like a postcard of the front of a cafe in France.