Friday 8 March 2013

Author Interview – Massimo Marino

Tell us a bit about your family. I share my life with my high-school Valentine. She was 16 and I three years older. The love is still young as ever. We have a daughter born in the US and we speak three languages at home, sometimes in the same sentence. Because of work, we left Italy, and lived in Switzerland, France, and the USA.

What is your favorite quality about yourself? That I do not pretend to have qualities worth mentioning myself.

What is your least favorite quality about yourself? That I just pretend not to have qualities worth mentioning myself.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? “To see a World in a Grain of Sand / And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand / And Eternity in an hour.” By William Blake, in Auguries of Innocence

To me it tells how we should approach life, with an eternal marvel, and the eyes and heart of children, and be able to see and feel beyond your senses.

I express a similar sentiment in my WIP with these words: “In my eyes she traced that which is remote and found it near her heart; the eternal in the ephemeral, the past in the present, the infinite in the finite.” By Massimo Marino, in “Once Humans”.

What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? Having a home with wife and daughter and a loving family. It is a safe heaven that allowed us to go through many hurdles and overcome difficulties.

What is your favorite color? Periwinkle. It rolls off the tongue better than any others…

What is your favorite food? Oh my, this is a terrible question because to be honest I have to give a terrible answer. Everything! My wife is a terrific cook and there are amazing tastes and flavours in everything she cooks. I love Pasta and Pesto, her lasagne, her pancakes and tarts, the caponata, and everything else she’s able to put on the table. One of my best accomplishments? Stay fit with all that danger around me daily.

What’s your favorite place in the entire world? I think we can find beauty everywhere in the world, no matter how inhospitable a place can be. If you can see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, the entire world is a favorite place.


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Genre – Science Fiction

Rating – PG13

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