2. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
The most overrated virtue is charm. As a native New Orleanian, I’m sure that I could charm the morning dew off the magnolia. However, It is often the case that people who lack intelligence, talent, merit and sometimes common decency get by and get over with nothing more than charm. when possessed by someone of true virtue, charm is delightful, but in the unworthy or unscrupulous it can be dangerous.
3. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The greatest love of my life is Sean Patrick Thomas. Our love created two of the most magnificent humans. I am forever grateful, forever a mother, forever inspired, forever challenged, forever a dance partner, forever in love, and forever his girl.
4. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
The phrase I overuse in the last few months is “In the middle of a pandemic?!” It’s my answer for everything. The calls for playdates - "In the middle of a pandemic?!”. The request for me to go INTO the store - “In the middle of a pandemic?!”. The call to go back to school - "in the middle of a pandemic?!”. The request to travel - “In the middle of a pandemic?!" FaceTime? "In the middle of a pandemic?!" It just works.
5. What is your most marked characteristic?
My most marked characteristic is my quick wit.
6. What are your favorite names?
My favorite names are Lola, Jolie and Luc Laurent.