What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Daniel: No idea. Inner peace.
Manuela: Living in peace.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Daniel: My laughter, they say.
Manuela: My eyes.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?
Daniel: To be inspired / “in the flow” almost constantly, without effort. Can’t find any fears but these days I worry a bit about the video projectors for our upcoming show.
Manuela: Being what I am. I don’t live with fears, I dissolve them.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Daniel: No idea. I always liked Gandalf.
Which living person do you most admire?
Daniel: It’s a secret.
Manuela: Not just one person, I admire many.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Daniel: Also a secret.
Manuela: My mother.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Daniel: Never felt that for anything.
Manuela: I don’t deplore myself.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Manuela: Rather explore the traits in others.
What is your favorite journey?
Daniel: Towards the within.
Manuela: The journey in nature.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Daniel: If it really is a virtue, ratings are irrelevant.
Manuela: How can a virtue be overrated?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Daniel: I do not talk much.
What is your greatest regret?
Daniel: Can’t find any. It’s all fine.
Manuela: Soon will be none.
What is your current state of mind?
Manuela: Wonder and curiosity.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
Daniel: They are ok and cool but I would always improve their health and happiness.
Manuela: Their mental and physical health.
What is your most treasured possession?
Daniel: The laptop and the hard drives.
Manuela: My laptop, mic and pens.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Daniel: There is no such thing.
Manuela: My mind is empty.
Where would you like to live?
Daniel: It’s just fine here but more forests and mountains would be great.
Manuela: In a forest town.
What is your favorite occupation?
Daniel: Cannot choose one: stargazing, producing art …
Manuela: To bring into being, to sing, to create, to witness.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Daniel: I think it’s kindness.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Daniel: Same as above.
What are your favorite names?
Daniel: Ana, Mushishi, Mononoke.
Manuela: Indera, Daniel.
What is your motto?
Daniel: This year it seems to be: “keep your heart in wonder”.
Manuela: “You are the entire ocean in a drop”.