Buro x Bernard Pivot interview: These Brittle Bones
What is your favorite word?
Kintsugi — the Japanese art of lacing broken pottery with gold; finding beauty in the broken. This is due to a poem of the same name that I deeply connected with, written by British poet Rebecca Perry.
What is your least favorite word?
Quirky. I find it is used far too often to describe artistic people in a derogatory manner. I don't think it is right that straying away from the norm should draw eccentric connotations.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Having meaningful conversations with like-minded people without judgment.
What turns you off?
The inability to sustain a conversation.
What is your favorite curse word?
What sound or noise do you love?
Distorted, reverbed-out tambourines. Lush.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Chalk on school boards!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Something with English — if not writing, then teaching it. I come from a long line of teachers so this may be why!
What profession would you not like to do?
Something to do with politics — I don't know the first thing about it.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"You have done well".