“Of course, habibi!”
Ninety minutes later, it felt like only five, I asked Yousra if I could keep her ten more minutes to play a sort of ping-pong with me, using some questions from Sophie Calle and Grégoire Bouillier’s questionnaire. “Of course, habibi!” was the answer.
When was the last time you died? “When my mother died.”
What makes you get up in the morning? “Asking myself how I can be useful to people.”
What happened to your childhood dreams? “They have come true. But fortunately, some of them didn’t,” she said, that wonderful laugh reappearing.
What sets you apart from others? “You should answer this question.”
Are you missing something? “My mother.”
Can anyone be an artist? “No.”
Where do you come from? “From the past, the present and the future.”
Do you consider your lot to be enviable? “There are some people who envy me, yes.”
What do you do with your money? “I spend it, everyday!”
What housework frustrates you the most? “I love housework! I am doing my bed while answering your questions…”
What are your favorite pleasures? “Enjoying real peace of mind.”
What have you been able to do for love? “I am absolutely unable to do anything without love.”
Iconic. And that’s an understatement.