The principle aspect of my personality
Changing while remaining the same.
The quality that I desire in a man
The quality that I desire in a woman
What I appreciate most about my friends
Presents, visits and a laugh.
My main fault
My favorite occupation
My dream of happiness
Chilled Prosecco, green olives, crisps and some cicchetti. I provide the setting.
What would be my greatest fear
Apart from sinking, global warming, coastal erosion and a resurgence of malaria in the Mediterranean, I tend to stay positive.
What I should like to be
The country where I should like to live
I am a country on my own.
My favourite colour
The flower that I like
My favorite bird
I’d prefer a winged lion.
My favorite poets
Dante, enough with Antonio Lamberti’s La Biondina in gondoleta, Giorgio Baffo strikes a chord..love the foresti Ezra Pound and Josif Brodskij.
My heroes in fiction
I won’t forget Fornaretto.
My favorite heroines in fiction
Zanetta Farussi and her characters.
My favorite composers
Oldies but goldies:
Te vogio ben, ma mai no stago quieto
Perchè i t’à messo nome Morosina,
E no voria balar a quel baletto
Che divertir m’ha fato a la Pasina,
Cò me voleva ben siora Costanza
Che col bel impianton m’ha dao l’usanza..
Popular songs, classical music and Luigi Nono on odd years like the Biennale.
My favorite painters
Here I’m in real trouble if I forget anyone, so I say all artists, all of you out there that have spent time, talents, money and energies in giving me multiple lives.
My heroes in real life
Actv water bus commuters.
My heroines in history
The female musicians of La Pietà.
My favorite names
Serenissima but I don’t mind Benátky, Benechia – ベネチア , Benechia / Penech’ia – 베네치아 , Benetke , al-Bunduqīya, Enetía-Ενετία, Feneyjar, Fenis, Mleci, Vaniescha, An Veinéis, Velence, Venècia, Venecia, Venēcija, Venecija, Venecija – Venecija , Mletke, Veneciya – Venecija, Veneciya, Venecija, Veneco, Venedig, Venedik, Venesia, Veneetsia, Venetía – Βενετία, Veneţia, Venesië, Venetië, Venetik, Venetsia, Veneza, Venezia, Venezja, Venise, Venetsye – װענעציע, Weinisi – 威尼斯, Wenecja, Venetië / Venies, Vignesie, Unieja, Venexia.
What I hate most of all
Historical figures that I despise the most
Let sleeping dogs lie.
The military event that I admire the most
I still recall the war of Chioggia, the rest is smoke.
The gift of nature that I would like to have
I was told that I have to rely on this “new” engineering project against high water, they call it Mose, otherwise a pair of inflatable wings might be handy.
How I want to die
In my sleep, as late as possible.
My present state of mind
Faults for which I have the most indulgence
Pax tibi Marce.
Interview: Proust Questionnaire compiled by Carla Bonollo @Venicebyvenice
Photo: courtesy of NASA