Paige Arnof-Fenn: Proust Questionnaire

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What is your ideal living environment?
Basically I am living it now only in a warmer climate ideally. My husband & I have an old Victorian home in Cambridge, MA., with lots of charm & character.

Where is your favourite place to visit, virtual or real?
France, Italy & California. We also love going to Montreal and Quebec which are really easy to get to from here.

What are your favourite simple pleasures in this modern world?
Hanging out with friends and family, a great meal and bottle of wine, movies, a good book, a sunny day.

What person, place or thing would you revive from the past?
My grandparents, great grandparents, mom and stepdad.

What do you embrace now that you never thought you would?
Living in New England.

What is something you would love to be able to do in the future that you can’t do now?
Speak more languages fluently. Play the piano, guitar and drums.

Would you like to live forever?
Only if I were healthy, could maintain a high quality of life, and my husband could join me on the adventure.

Who has impacted your thoughts the most lately?
My husband is my number-one go-to person on all the big stuff.

Which celebrity or public figure deserves their iconic status and why?
I have always been a fan of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John Lennon, Miles Davis, John Coltraine and Steve Jobs, they definitely all achieved icon status in their lives. I think Obama will be remembered well by history too.

The book, the movie or the video game?
The book is always best but I’m a sucker for movies too.

What fills you with gratitude?
The love and support of family and close friends; a great meal and bottle of wine shared with people I love; a sunny day.

Do you see flaws as part being human, or as something to overcome?
It is part of the human experience to try to overcome what you can and make the best of it.

If you were being gentle with yourself, what would you forgive?
The 5 pounds I keep trying to lose.

What is your loftiest wish for yourself or the world?
I want to leave the world better than I found it and as Steve Jobs said, leave a little dent so you know I was here and had some impact.

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