On The Couch

with Nicole

with Nicole

What was your last dream [or last dream that you can remember] about?
It’s kind of sad, but I haven’t really been able to remember my dreams lately. All I can tell you is that dreams about being pregnant are intense, scary, and feel very real.

What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of my father playing guitar…a sound I didn’t appreciate as much when I was living at home.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
This is a tough one. I learn something new every day. I think any and all knowledge makes me stronger.

What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?
I love any excuse to be creative, to entertain and to create great memories. I hate when people say I have too much time on my hands when they see something I’ve made. We all choose to spend our time differently. I try to do what makes me happy.

What is something you have wanted to do for a long time?
Visit London! Which I’m fortunate enough to say I’ll be doing in the very near future.

What are you grateful for?
How much time do you have?

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On The Couch

with Chris

with Chris

What was your last dream [or last dream that you can remember] about?
One of my co-workers faked a burglary in order to convince the VPs she needed her own office.

What sound or noise do you love?
Something between the rush of wind through tree branches and the staccato of train cars passing.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
I lost a hard drive with years of family photos. In the end, they’re just “stuff.” The important memories stay with you as long as they’re important to you.

What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?
Women wearing cardigans that are just slightly too small.

What is something you have wanted to do for a long time?
I want to walk the Hudson Valley at the height of autumn and just…inhale it all.

What are you grateful for?
I can walk, I can see, I can eat nearly anything. I am grateful for my relatively perfect health as long as it lasts.

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On The Couch

with Daria

with Daria

What was your last dream [or last dream that you can remember] about?
The most recent dream I can remember was very strange, as most dreams are. I was in some sort of park, and there was a giant tree in the center of the park. When I say giant, I mean enormous, like the size of a skyscraper. There were multiple sets of stairs and sculptures incorporated throughout the tree, like a maze. The tree’s entire facade had a chain link fence on it. I was in the middle of a birthday party when I decided it was time to climb the tree. For some reason, I climbed the chain link fence instead of taking the stairs through the different sculptures and forts. I must have climbed at least 50 feet up before I looked down and realized how high up I was. I spent the rest of my time climbing around the fence back onto the stairs because I was afraid to fall off. The end of the dream ended with me just exploring the forts and stairways. I was just glad I didn’t fall off.

What sound or noise do you love?
It’s not a specific sound, but I love listening to music before I go to sleep. It always sounds the best right before I fall asleep.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
I have always been a very easy-going person, sometimes too passive. Recently, someone had been taking advantage of how forgiving I was. Eventually, I was just pushed to a point to defend myself a bit. It really made me learn how to stand up for myself and be able to explain what had been bothering me, and I believe it strengthened our friendship.

What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?
Typography. Seeing someone have beautiful handwriting, or construct a flawless composition out of letters, always makes me happy. I always make sure to take a picture of a good mural or buy a magazine with nice letters on the cover. I want to be able to build up this great collection of letters that I can look at if I need inspiration.

What is something you have wanted to do for a long time?
I have always wanted to go Great White shark diving. I love sharks, I think they’re awesome, and I want to safely experience one up close one day. I feel like that would be the ultimate adrenaline rush.

What are you grateful for?
It seems like a cliche answer, but I am grateful for my family and how close we all are. This obviously means my immediate family, but also includes my amazing extended family. I know too many people that don’t enjoy spending time with their family. I never want to know what that is like and, thankfully, I don’t have to.

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On The Couch

with Gene

with Gene

What was your last dream [or last dream that you can remember] about?
Don’t remember most dreams unless I wake in the middle of one. But the last dream that I can recall, I was driving somewhere (don’t remember location except that it was in very high mountains) and I drove off the edge of the road and just like in the Roadrunner cartoons I didn’t start to drop until I realized that I was in mid air. THAT woke me up!

What sound or noise do you love?
Other than little kids giggling or laughing (which everyone will probably pick) I love the electronic sounds of a synthesizer.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
My brain surgery. Petty stuff seemed even less important after that.

What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]?
Art and science. Music, painting, photography, sculpture, astronomy, physics.

What is something you have wanted to do for a long time?
Bicycle the Camino Santiago in Spain.

What are you grateful for?
Other than my friends and family, the wonder and beauty of nature. The diversity and sheer magnitude of life all around us never ceases to amaze me.

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