The Heroine’s Journey of Paola Veneto

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  
I can use my imagination while I am studying and readying. I grow up every day, I never stop to learn. I feel extremely emotional and in love with the human being.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?  
Feeling good with body and soul. Being understood and understanding people around me. Can be with a light head sometimes and dance without music.
What is my greatest fear?  
Feeling impotent facing pain and injustices.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  
Anxiety and extreme sensitivity even when it is not useful and necessary.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 
My husband.
What is my greatest extravagance?  
Singing in the street under the Rain with my children in Ireland.
On what occasion would I lie?  
To evitate suffering.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?  
I don’t sleep enough hours.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  
Every day, when I see that I did my best.
If I could, what would I change about myself?  
I’d like to be more calm and to let go things I cannot change.
What is my greatest achievement in work?  
Never give up. Being positive. Being creative and enthusiastic even when nobody seems to believe in my ideas. I believe in it!
Where would I most like to live? 
Where the sun keeps shining, and smiles too.
What is my most treasured possession?
My indifference to possession.
What is my most marked characteristic?
I am always in doubt. But I can make decisions.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  
In front of a stormy sea, everywhere.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
On a boat.
What books influenced my life and how?
Too many…but one is special in these last years, the diary of Fernando Pessoa.
Who are my favorite writers?
Garcia Lorca, Withman, Philip Roth, Marquez, Virginia Woolf, Omero, Dostoyevsky, Boll…and many, many more
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
“La vida es un carnaval 🙂
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
William Wallace
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Simple people, honest and strong even in great difficulties.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
“Zorba the Greek “
What role plays art in my life and work?
The director
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  
My children
Whom would I like to work with in 2018?  
With a talking animal 🙂
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?
Robert de Niro 😀
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?  
A loooong book
Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
You can enjoy the Poetry festival “Premio Più  Luce!”  Programmed for July in the Festival del Vittoriale Tener-a-mente. And you can read me on and If you want to cross the ocean, maybe you an also find me in some schools doing laboratories of literature
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 
Just look in to my eyes and you’ll find the answer 😉
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Stefania Gianfrancesco
How can you contact me?

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