I'd Like To Be Living In
(or Paris would be nice, too.)
My Dream Job
I'm not sure any more. It used to be singer-songwriter / poet. But now I'm realizing how much I love being immersed in other languages and traveling. I'm also very curious about speech and language and other topics, and I think someday I'd like to do research into those and perhaps other fields.
If Money Were No Object, I Would
On a personal scale, I'd:
Live in various places around the world long enough to learn the language, including France, Italy, Iceland, Japan, the Czech Republic, and the parts of Ireland where they still speak Irish. Get some fabulous custom-made clothes. Buy a concert harp and a grand piano. Take lots of lessons--voice, harp, language, yoga, Alexander technique.
On a world-scale I'd:
Somehow convert the world's infrastructure to be entirely sustainable.
GAF2003: Performing solo to a large and enthusiastic crowd, most of whom I didn't know and who I couldn't see because the lights were so bright, and hearing them cheer and sing along to one of my songs out of the darkness.
2007: Becoming a member of my favorite band.
July 21, 2011: Being the opening act for Diane Cluck, a singer I have greatly admired for many years.
Most Interesting Travel Experience
Europe 2008: Germany-Czech Republic-Slovakia-Hungary-Italy-France-Germany. Whew!! The highlight of all highlights of this trip: Taking a nighttime walk in Prague, looking up the side of a hill (on which there was a vineyard) to see a restaurant with an open-air 2nd floor dance room. We heard tango music emanating from the restaurant up above, and then from below we looked up and could see shadows cast upon the ceiling of couples dancing the tango. It was such a beautiful moment. The most romantic thing I've ever experienced in my life.
Next Place I'll Visit
How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard
We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -Joseph Campbell
Living, working, creative folks of all disciplines I've had the privilege of meeting/knowing
Not having to cook