Oh good god, my house is burning down? I have to grab five things? Maybe one of the ancient Chinese porcelain pieces? A doll? One of Garry’s Emmys? A camera? Too much. Too much to think about, too much to deal with. Sorry, no answer.
It’s entirely too much for me. I’m putting on my coat and getting the hell out of here. Too much loss to contemplate. I’ll sort it all out later. Much later.
Burning Down the House – Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?
Where did you live at age five? Is it the same place or town you live now?
I lived in a very old house in Queens, New York, when I was five. It was, as it this house, surrounded by oak trees. It had, as does this house (after remodeling) a big picture window in the front. Maybe I have — in some sense — gone home again.
I lived there until I left for college. I never went back, except to visit. The house in which I now live, reminds me very much of the house in which I grew up, but it is in New England … quite far from my original home. I don’t even know anyone who lives in New York city any more. We have all moved somewhere else.
You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?
These days, I don’t feel safe going places alone. I’m a bit fragile and I get fearful when I have no one to call for help. So the answer is these day, no. But I would have gone by myself in the past — without a second thought.
Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I grew up in New York city, but the neighborhood was very much like a small town. The city had grown around it, leaving it’s semi rural nature intact.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. I wanted to be a writer when I was studying to be a musician. There was never really a choice for me. I was born to be a writer.
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