Kay - Thank you for agreeing to talk with me today, Trish, I'd like to start with the question;what do you consider your greatest achievement?
Trish smiles warmly - Ongoing, raising my daughter
Kay - What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Trish - Spending time with my daughter and new neighbor and no worries intruding.
Kay - What is your current state of mind?
A frown replaces Trish's smile - A little overwhelmed and sad at closing up Gran's house. Intrigued by my new neighbor.
Kay - What is your favorite occupation?
Trish - Painting but also teaching art.
Kay - What is your most treasured possession?
Trish with tears in her eyes- Gran's house that I have to sell.
Kay - What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Trish smiles at her daughter and looks over at Dan - Bella. But my neighbor is looking pretty good.
Kay - What is your favorite journey?
Trish - The journey of learning I'm taking with Bella.
Kay - What is your most marked characteristic?
Trish heaves a heavy sigh. - My "maternal" bustline , slightly rounded stomach – these are the things my ex never let me forget about.
Kay - When and where were you the happiest?
Trish - The day right before Bella was born when I didn’t know the baby would have life-threatening health problems.
Ka y- What is it that you most dislike?
Trish - People who pretend they care but don't really.
Kay - What is your greatest fear?
Trish - Losing Bella, letting her down, not protecting her.
Kay - What is your greatest extravagance?
Trish grins - Art supplies. Oh, and also bath beads and scented candles.
Kay - Which living person do you most despise?
Trish shrugs - I don't hate anyone but am hurt and angry and a little intimidated by my ex-husband. I don't like "looks" of sympathy from strangers.
Kay - What is your greatest regret?
Trish shakes her head - That I didn’t try harder in my marriage, that I didn’t try to convince ex-husband to stay for Bella.
Kay - Which talent would you most like to have?
Trish - The one I have, painting watercolors that other people like enough to buy.
Kay - Where would you like to live?
Trish sighs wistfully - I wish I could stay in the beach house.
Kay - What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Trish - Feeling any kind of self-pity.
Kay - What is the quality you most like in a man?
Trish smiles at Dan - Compassion.
Kay - What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Trish - Integrity.
Kay - What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Trish - Sometimes I take on too much and get burned out.
Kay - What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Trish - Being phony.
Kay - What do you most value in your friends?
Trish - Loyalty.
Kay - Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Trish replies without hesitation - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Kay - Whose are your heroes in real life?
Trish thought for a moment before responding - All the U.S. First Ladies.
Kay - Which living person do you most admire?
Trish - Never thought of it.
Kay - What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Trish - Sympathy; it's often false.
Kay - On what occasions do you lie?
Trish shakes her head - I don't. No matter how tempting, because I don't like being lied to.
Kay - Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Tirsh chuckles and smiles at Bella - Let mommy help.
Kay - If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Trish - Being afraid all the time.
Kay - What are your favorite names?
Trish - I named my daughter Isabella because I liked the meaning, "devoted to God."
Kay - How would you like to die?
Trish - Old age, and at peace knowing Bella will be okay without me.
Kay - If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Trish tilts her head and thinks - A kitten
Kay - What is your motto?
Trish - "It won’t seem so bad tomorrow."
Sherry - Kay, thank you for sharing your interviews with your hero and heroine. It seems they are both very strong characters who have definate opinions. I bet the sparks flew when they came together :-)
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