I'm bound to wild life, could be a bear wandering in the deepest forest, or a dolphin swimming the large sea, and sometimes an eagle flying to the sun... maybe i'm just a duck trying to manage it between earth, water and air. 😉 But I'm compelled to knowledge as well. I can't live without knowing, I have to understand, to build in my mind some image and form of the neverending mistery I perceive around and in me. I'm making my wide, original way into culture, I've studied mathematics, philosophy and I'm still studying psychology. I seek art as a life need, like eating or sleeping: music, literature, visual arts, architecture, they're all my everyday friends. So my existence is a wire stretched between nature and knowledge, and despite fears, difficulties, bashes, and pain, well I couldn't desire a different one.
Как бы Вы описали своего идеального партнера?
The very first thing: she should be able to love someone. You think that easy? I'd like her open-minded (I mean open to the truth, wherever it comes - not to weird habits), curious, emotional, bright but well bound to strong values. I'd like her pretty, but what is pretty? Not a model, to my taste. I much prefer simple photos, taken by a friend in one of the thousand genuine moments of everyday life, to the well retouched professional images I so often see. First thing I look at is a woman's gaze try to add love and truth to it, just using photoshop. I'm afraid it doesn't work. She should be cultured, love arts but nature too. If culture doesn't take us to the essential, it's no use. So: cultured and simple, I distrust sophistication. As I avoid falseness or flattery, formality i.e. tombs whitewashing, greed, selfishness, vulgarity, stupidity. I couldn't live with a person whose character is marked by those attitudes.
Если бы через тридцать дней настал бы конец света, что бы Вы делали?
Would go back to my birthplace and bid farewell to every rock, leaf, flower. Would return to mother Earth as a good son of hers.
Если бы у Вас было бы лишних 10 миллионов долларов, чтобы Вы сделали?
Как часто и с кем Вы советуетесь?
When I need it, to relentlessly wise persons.
Какое качество Вы особенно цените в лицах своего пола?
Being wise and strong.
Какое качество Вы особенно цените в лицах противоположного пола?
Being loveful. That is: patient, benign, sympathetic and some other little things.
Недавнее крупное событие Вашей жизни?
Главный совет, который Вы дадите своим детям?
Do not ever be afraid of the truth.
Что Вас больше всего потрясло в жизни?
Something I can't tell.
Последние книги, которые Вы прочитали?
The gambler, by F. Dostoevskij - Leaves of grass, by W. Whitman - The Crooked Hinge, by J. Dickson Carr - Right-ho, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse (seventh time, I reckon).
Кем Вы восхищаетесь?
Those ones who put themselves at risk for the good of many. I don't mean firefighters or similar... though they're worth admiration. I mean those who have the courage to give up the protection of society rules, to give up being "good persons", and become underrated and often unpopular to the priggish persons. But they are actually opening ways to a better world even for the ones who consider them nerds, or spit in their face, or crucify them. Some artists, some saints, some unknown heroes.
Много ли у Вас друзей?
Few very good.
Какие качества Вы особенно не любите в лицах своего пола?
Arrogance and her sister servility. Dumbness, greed, cowardry.
Какие качества Вы особенно не любите в лицах противоположного пола?
Vanity, duplicity, greed.
Что бы я хотел изменить в себе?
Didn't know it was allowed.
I'm stubborn and docile, inscrutable and open-hearted, fierce and tender, complete-dumb and genius, irresolute and determined. Don't know which and when are faults, which and when are qualities. Tell me please.
Sometimes it happens to me to be up to the freedom I've been given.
Как меня видят мои друзья?
Should ask them. What I see is that they love me and trust me. They seem to love my sense of humour, my enthusiasm for beautiful things of life. Sure, they are very patient with my worst attitudes. One of my best friends says I'm the most Renaissance man in the world. I do not agree, of course, but the question is about my friends so I just report.
Как меня видят просто знакомые?
Philosophers: yes... but you're a mathematician. - Mathematicians: yes... but you're a philosopher. - Psycho-people: what are you? - Liberals: damned conservative! - Conservatives: damned liberal!
Мои любимые игры
Football, a true passion of mine since a child. Playing everything with my little nephew. I prefer football, he prefers sword duels.
Мои любимые писатели и поэты
Homer, Odyssey. (The book of life). - Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia. (The permanent call). - W. Shakespeare, Hamlet - King Lear - The tempest (Light and darkness). - F. Dostoevskij, The Brothers Karamazov - Demons (What are We?). - F. Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra - Beyond Good and Evil (Well...). - C.G. Jung, Aion (Don't want to be perfect, prefer to be entire) - Aby Warburg, Der Bilderatlas MNEMOSYNE (our memories: salvation).
Моя любимая музыка
I appreciate all good music, wherever I feel and understand it's good. What I do love is romantic music: Chopin and Schumann over all. From 20th century: Stravinskij.
I also like author song, but that is not properly music. That's Orpheus' revelation. 😉 Anyway, if you do not know Silvio Rodriguez or Fabrizio de Andrè, try and listen to sthg.
Моя любимая еда
Fresh fruit. Mad for raspberries.
Мои любимые фильмы
Fritz Lang - Metropolis. Charlie Chaplin - City Lights. Orson Welles - Citizen Kane. Carl Dreyer - Dies Irae. Fred Zinnemann - High Noon. John Ford - A quiet man; Cheyenne Autumn. And all all all. Akira Kurosawa - Seven samurai. Alfred Hithcock - Rear window. Andreij Tarkowskij - Andreij Rubliov (just perfect). Woody Allen - Manhattan, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (incomparable, underrated). George Roy Hill - The sting. Peter Weir - The year of living dangerously. Lars von Triers - Dogville Ermanno Olmi - Centochiodi.
Мои любимые сказки
Baucis and Philemon. The three feathers.
Мое любимое занятие
I've told it... art is not a hobby, just soul-feeding. I'm fond of water: fishing wading a stream, or a slow river, or spending a contemplative day by the shore of a calm lake or in its waters by boat... Love the sea too, but the wild one. I couldn't do without the silence of a deep forest, the smell of wood and leaves, the shadow and the freshness of thin mountain air. Also love to play games... football is my favourite, but where's the game, I enjoy it. My home first hobby is cooking. I like traditional dishes, of many different cultures: love to look for ingredients, choose them, asking questions about preparing them. And also like making some experiment, sometimes it comes out good, sometimes a bit less. My best are "plats uniques", and spoon desserts. I'm fond of kneading... bread, pasta and what else.
Работа, о которой я мечтаю
Being a full-time psychoanalayst, having time to study and write more than I have now. I'm working at this.
Партнер, о котором я мечтаю
That's my dream, sorry.
Место, где я хочу жить
Good old rock-and-wood house by the lake, with own moor and good old wooden boat there. Green grass and fruit trees around. My beloved wife and children near me. I live in a nice and quiet suburban house, with a little garden and some good trees around, and I really can't complain about it.