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Inside/Out with M, who falls in love with impossibilities
April 08, 2013

Describe yourself in five words?
Rebel, stubborn, energetic and lazy.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don't give up.

What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever done?
Try to write a PhD.

What is your most treasured possession?
A soft toy, a hare, made of my father's military cap during the war when toys were not to be found otherwise in Finland.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To give up.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
To fall in love with impossibilities.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
That I do not have the muscles I had when 20.

What is your greatest extravagance?
My natural curly and white hair.

What have you got in your fridge?
Mushroom soup, elder bloom juice, boring dishes, blueberries.

What is your greatest fear?
To die, that would be too bad.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
A paper tissue.

What is your favourite journey?
Alone in a canoe in the thousands and thousands isle archipelago of ours.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Not really any. Many less spectacular ones - those who stand up and make satire for the people's encouragement and the oppressor's discouragement.

When and where were you happiest?
When I was part of liberation in South Africa, as election observer.

What’s your biggest vice?

What were you like at school?
Despised the teachers and got highest marks just to show them.

What are you doing next?
Writing on myself as a rebel, writing on my maternal grandfather as a rebel.

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