If you could have any power, what would it be?
I would like the power to put anyone at her ease, completely, in my presence, and always be at my ease.
Do you find it is better to have loved and lost or to have never loved at all?
Oh, loved and lost, definitely. Here am I in may prame, a very attractive woman, and more will come along.
Do the ends justify the means?
That is only a question which can be answered in particular situations. If I want a pint of milk, that is a good enough end, which does not justify me stealing it. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, but you do not make an omelette by driving a truckload of eggs over a cliff. Everything has risks, sometimes the risks were worth taking though it did not work out, sometimes the risks were reckless and stupid.
Added: “The end never justifies the means”. Um. There are good ends and good means, and bad ends and bad means. I suppose: however good the end sought, it cannot by itself justify any means to achieve it. Assessing likelihood of success and unwanted outcomes is necessary. But you know this.
How would you describe your life using no more than five words?
Gosh! I don”t know. Sorry.
Other people, endlessly varied and fascinating as they are.
Do you have a fear of death, a respect for it, or do you prefer to ignore it?
I have been suicidal. I am glad I am not, now. I tend to ignore it: when it happens, most likely I will not notice, and just possibly it will be Wonderful.
How important is music in your life?
Not very, actually. Apart from buskers, etc, I have heard live music once this year. I do not play recordings at home, and I have hardly played the piano, though I was complimented on my playing twice which warms me.
Would you classify yourself as more of a lover or a fighter? Why?
That again depends on circumstances. A lot of the time, in fact, I have been a fighter, not choosing my battles well.
What do you think the role of religion is in the grand scheme of things?
It is the source of knowledge about life, the Universe and everything, and it is the curse of humanity. And many things between- liberating and enslaving, beautiful and monstrous, wise and cruel.
Which road is better to take, the straight path, or the scenic route?
I don’t know there is such a thing as a straight path.