a set of questions, part #2

see yesterday for the why and wherefore.

rp 1974 margate PW 3WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO? not a hero really, but i find the life of the narrator of lawrence durrell’s “alexandria quartet” compelling and real.

WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES? i’ve always acquainted the word ‘hero’ with someone who saves you personally (there are plenty of people whose actions i admire, but i wouldn’t say they were my heroes.) that being the case, a partial list: toni s., damian a., bob y., michael h., evelyn h. & lee roy patrick.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION? i am blessed with an abundance of treasures, each with its own special meaning, but i’m going to select the first work of art that m. & i bought together, jiri anderle’s “after caravaggio.” it was an amazing art buying experience (the jacques baruch gallery in chicago) and it’s a stunning work of art.

WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST? any museum of art. i fainted in the louvre. i am rapturous at the getty center or the getty villa, i have art orgasms at the art institute of chicago and sfmoma. moma in nyc makes my heart race. the met, the folk art museum, and the morgan library puts me into a spin, i’d even say that lacma does it too.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTIC? my social awkwardness  which most people who know me would say is pure balderdash, but it takes a lot of effort on my part to be social. sometimes i succeed and sometimes i don’t. it’s been said that i am an acquired taste.


WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS? a lack of empathy for the plight of those less fortunate.


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