Writers and magicians…

icyruneI happened upon David Bowie’s answers to Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire and thought I’d have a go at them myself, for a bit of fun.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Time spent with wife, child, and dear friends, ideally with a bonfire and gentle rain for accompaniment.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Being convinced I’m the smartest person in any given room.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Fatherhood.
What is your greatest fear?
Disappointing my wife and son.
What historical figure do you most identify with?
Odin.
Which living person do you most admire?
That’s a rough one. Neil Gaiman perhaps? Alan Moore?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Writers and magicians.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My attention span.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Ignorance.
What is your favorite journey?
The out-of-body variety.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Chastity.
Which word or phrases do you most overuse?
“preternatural”
What is your greatest regret?
I regret nothing.
What is your current state of mind?
Distracted.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
I’d like to see the lot of them healthier, myself included.
What is your most treasured possession?
My great-grandmother’s copy of Unseen Forces by Manly Palmer Hall.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Fear.
Where would you like to live?
Other than where I do now? I rather fancy Edinburgh or Stirling.
What is your favorite occupation?
Storyteller.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Honor.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Honesty.
What are your favorite names?
Hard to top Connor for a boy.
What is your motto?
“Hic Vigilans Somniat”

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