He is I and I am him. Take a peek behind the mask and find out how good people, hot pink and procrastination co-exist in my worldview.
The principal motivation for my creativity. Distraction/escapism/self-medication
The principal motivation for my sobriety. Self-awareness and self-honesty.
My favorite qualities in a person. An empathetic calm.
What I appreciate most about my friends. Their perseverance in the face of my aberrance.
My main fault. Variations on crippling procrastination.
My favorite occupation. Reading fiction.
My dream of happiness. To be absolutely content with things as they are.
My idea of misery. The inability to be satisfied.
My greatest regret. To have deprived myself because I was unable or unwilling to confront my anxieties.
My proudest moment. I don’t know. I’m not sure if I've experienced true pride.
Other than myself, who would I like to be? A genuinely good person possessed of great confidence.
Where I would like to live. Paris or Tokyo.
My favorite color. Historically, orange. Currently, hot pinks as I understand them. [FYI: I have a very atypical colorblindness. Long story.]
My favorite composers/musicians. Underworld, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pixies, Rolling Stones, Hot Chip
My hero(es). Good people doing the best they can with what they have. Who aren’t full of shit.
My drug of (lack of) choice when I was using. Alcohol, ecstasy, cocaine/freebase
What I hate most of all. Children not being treated with care.
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. Musicianship.
How I want to die. Well into my daughter’s adult life.
ABOUT RECOVERY REVELATIONS™
Our Recovery Revelations Questionnaire is based on the questions of a late 19th century English "confessions album" later mistakenly attributed to French novelist, Marcel Proust. Vanity Fair uses a version for their Proust Questionnaire and James Lipton uses a variation on Inside the Actors' Studio.
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