8 Questions with Asako Serizawa

Asako Serizawa is the author of Inheritorshttps://www.asakoserizawa.com/


Which talent would you most like to have?

The ability to bound into cartwheels and a double back handspring at will.


What is your most treasured possession?

A very cool, very unique, sculptured ring my mother made that I think I lost forever.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sitting in a found coffee shop, a morsel of something delightful to share.


What is your motto?

I don't have a stationary one, but I suppose if any has unpinned my life, it's probably wake up! In the morning, it's literal (I'm a night creature); all other times, it's figurative, as in: wake up, humans.


How would you like to die?

It would be nice to naturally evanesce, matter into light.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

Possibly a tree, or a sea turtle, or a ranging comet.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Maybe the idea of virtue itself is overrated. Virtues, like rules and commandments, can so easily become dogma, their good intentions emptied out by thoughtless obeisance or habit to be filled back up with convenient definitions that benefit those in power.


What is your current state of mind?

Cloudy; warily dappled with sunlight.