Muziktology’s Proust Questionnaire #7 Thy Veils

 

 

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.

Manuela: Hei!

 

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?

 

Daniel: Relaxed.

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.

Manuela: Truthfulness.

 

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

 

Daniel: Same as above.

Manuela: Kindness.

 

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”.

thy veils

 

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