Your favorite virtue ::

Your favorite qualities in a man ::

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::

Your favorite occupation ::
artist, both visual and aural

Your idea of happiness ::
being with my family and doing my work

Your idea of misery ::
losing my family and being unable to do my work

if not yourself, What I would like to be ::
a Soto Zen Monk

Where would you like to live ::
in my mind

Your favorite color:

Your favorite flower ::

Your favorite prose authors ::
Beckett, Joyce, Proust, Flann O’Brian, Betty Smith, Anthony Doer, Tim Winton, Harper Lee, Peter Carey, Malcolm Lowry, Marguerite Duras, Susan Sontag and many more.

Your favorite poets ::
William Carlos Williams, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickenson, Rabindranath Tagore, Basho, Neruda, Ginsberg, Bukowski, Blake, Diane Wakowski, Sylvia Plath. ad infinitum, love poetry.

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Horton the Elephant, Jack Aubrey

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Kuan Yin “The One Who Hearkens to the Cries of the World.”

Your favorite painters ::
Morandi, Giacometti, Bonnard, Joan Mitchell, Villiard, Rogier Van De Weyden, Caravaggio, Agnes Martin, Leon Kossof, Ian Fairweather, an endless list really.

Your favorite composers ::
Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Pauline Oliveros, Captain Beefheart, Daphne Oram, John Cage, Bela Bartok, Charles Ives, Eric Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Delia Derbyshire, Alvin Lucier, Éliane Radigue. again, endless list.

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Suzuki Roshi, Shohaku Okumura. Thich Nhat Hanh.

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
Maura Soshin O’Halloran, Rosa Parks, Sophie Scholl. Many, many.

What character (s) in history do you most dislike :: Pol Pot, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Leopold 2 of Belgium. There is a lot of them.

Your favorite food and drink ::
Something simple, rice and beans, tofu and vegetables. (Drink) India Pale Ale, Saki, Single Malt Scotch

Your favorite names ::
Charlotte, Wolfe, Justine, Juliana, Robin.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
Ill manners.

The change you most anticipate ::

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
More tolerance for fools.

How I would like to die ::

What is your present state of mind ::
full of sounds and colours

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
talking too much

Your favorite motto ::
Only the present moment is lit.

13 avril 2019 - 03:22

"The painters and authors and poets was the most difficult to answer because to
be honest, I admire anyone who makes a serious attempt despite knowing that the
end result is usually failure."

Lance Austin Olsen is a visual & sound artist, he is living in Victoria - Canada

Lance Austin Olsen