Proust Club: Julie Molloy

We’re asking the Block Club team a few questions from the famous Proust Questionnaire, popularized by the famous French essayist and novelist. This famous interview style has been interpreted many times over, from Vanity Fair’s popular last-page profile to “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Today’s questionnaire is with Julie Molloy, one of Block Club’s designers. Let’s see what Julie has to say…

What is your greatest fear?
Losing excitement for the future.

When and where were you happiest?
Cooking a giant pot of onion soup on New Year’s Eve in Switzerland, laughing with my friend and crying onion tears.

Where would you most like to live?
In a home I built myself, next to a stream, with wildflowers and pine trees.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The day after Christmas.

Who is your hero of fiction?
The blue collar, down-on-his-luck, stuck-in-his-ways everyday nobody.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could sing in any capacity.

How would you like to die?
Knowing that there is at least 75 percent-plus of my life that I wouldn’t change or, failing that, like in the movies: on my back, surprised, looking up at the trees swaying on a good eyeliner day.

What is it that you most dislike?
True jadedness. Come on, not everything can be dumb!

What is your greatest regret?
Not devoting myself to more creative interests, skills and hobbies when I was younger and had so much time to learn (guitar, another language, carpentry, gardening, pottery, weaving and on and on and on). Yes, I know I have plenty of time for all of this, but I wish I was better at so many things by now. 🙂

What is your most treasured possession?
My little art room.