There are only four questions of value in life: What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made of? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same– only love.
–Don Juan DeMarco
Q. How did you meet?
Yuri: We met on the trail of a comet on an Aurora Borealis night.
Christina: It was a Kinderhook reunion concert in 2009. I proposed a podcast, and he accepted.
Q. How long have you been together?
Yuri: We have been in the primal ocean of love from the beginning of time.
Christina: About two years. Being together enhances our creative process as we are: Disciplined Self-Employed Creative Visionaries
Q. Are you a Romantic?
Yes and yes
Q. Is anything different about your style from when you met?
Christina is more outgoing and a social butterfly who loves to start conversations with strangers and entertain and host parties with people from different ends of the earth. Yuri is more introverted, shy, and introspective, concentrating on his music and performances.
Christina: I wanted to find someone and become a family unit. I made wrong choices until I met Yuri (in my 50s). He wants me to be the person I want to be: strong, creative, and independent.
Yuri: I never wanted to be married. I stayed a bachelor until I was 60. When I asked Christina to marry me, I knew this was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Q. Any changes in lifestyle?
Now that we’re together, there’s more of a responsibility to communicate our schedules, expectations, and likes and dislikes.
Yuri: Being together enhanced the opportunity for me to shower my gentlemaness and court her, respecting her being– mind and body. All aspects of togetherness are a constant learning process; ultimately, I am more comfortable with myself. There is no competition because we are both winners. Christina: His syntax drives me wild.
Q. What's your Living Style
Eclectic. While Yuri is a bit more of a Felix-type and likes things in order, I am Oscar– I will get to that pile eventually. When it happens (usually around a full moon), everything will be in its place. Or in a new spot. We melded our art and music –LPs, turntable, CDs, –books, and films along with the cat that runs the show, Give ‘Em Hell, Nell
Q. Shopping? Do you shop for each other?
Yes, we enjoy shopping together. The experience is eye-opening, especially observing other people interact with one another. Yuri: Of course. Christina: Without a doubt.
Q. What do you like to do apart?
Yuri: Shower. But we do that together anyway.
Christina: Sleep. But we do that together as well.
Q. What do you like to do together?
Q. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
See an independent film. Find a great jazz club.
Q. What is the formula for staying together?
Power is everywhere and comes from everywhere – in this sense is neither an agency nor a structure (Foucault 1998: 63); Therefore, the intersection of X + Y in its calculative status of Foucault’s theorem equals Love is All You Need.
Happy Valentine’s Day, 2012