In accordance with the promise I made to myself a year ago, I'm doing the Proust Questionnaire every year on this day.
Happy birthday Marcel!
Proust Questionnaire – Michael Lyons, age 20
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A warm summer day, a lovely boy and a good book.
What is your greatest fear?
That I’m turning into my mother.
What historical figure do you most identify with?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Allowing myself to feel inadequate at all times.
What trait do you most deplore in others?
Pushing their hatred and fear on the world.
What is your greatest extravagance?
On what occasion do you lie?
Whenever it seems necessary.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
What is your favorite journey?
Into the imagination.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Which living person do you most despise?
The hypocrite in us all.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What is your greatest regret?
That I didn’t come out earlier.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
When and where were you happiest?
Laying on a bench backstage at Buddies during a tech rehearsal.
Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to sing, especially opera.
What is your current state of mind?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I would not have to worry about money so much!
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
That I could be more honest with all of them.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?
If you could choose what or who to come back as, what would it be?
An androgynous supermodel.
What do your consider your greatest achievement?
Surviving this far.
What is your most treasured possession?
My ever growing library of books.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Resigning yourself to daily misery.
What is your most marked characteristic?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Being easy going.
What is the quality you most admire in a woman?
Glamour, kindness and confidence.
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favourite writers?
Joey Comeau, Gregory Maguire and Margaret Atwood.
Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
Glinda the Good Witch.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Any unapologetic queer person.
What are your favourite names?
Algernon and Elphaba.
What is it that you most dislike?
How would you like to die?
What is your motto?
- Current Music:"Heroine" -The Velvet Underground