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On Tue, 31 May 16 01:37:28 UTC Aidan Devlin (15) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Facing injustice.
Where would you like to live?
I have roots in Scotland, so I think I'd like it there.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be able to take back the car crash that paralyzed me and killed Dave, and to be respected and accepted by Aidan.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Pity for myself, but I'm working on it.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
John Mclane, and basically any fictional role involving Denzel Washinton.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Shakespeare, Gandhi, Einstein, Mother Teresa.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Those who serve their country.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Women who fight for what they believe in and prove they are every bit as capable as men.
Your favorite painter?
Da Vinci had a lot of talent. I like Van Gogh's work as well.
Your favorite musician?
I've always been a Beatle's fan.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Someone with a strong moral compass, like those I used to work with on the police force.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Kindness and compassion.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Running a security company form home, although I miss being part of something bigger.
Who would you have liked to be?
Someone who is respected in my own home. I wish my stepson could see how hard I try to be there for him.
Your most marked characteristic?
I try to be the voice of reason.
What do you most value in your friends?
People who will have my back as I will have theirs.
What is your principle defect?
I'm too leinient sometimes.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
The loss of my daughter, my wife, or my stepson.
What would you like to be?
I would love to be a police officer again.
What is your favorite color?
Blue is nice.
What is your favorite flower?
I can't say that I have one. They're all beautiful.
What is your favorite bird?
I used to own a canary, so I'd go with that.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Jeffrey Archer, Stephen King, John Grisham.
Who are your favorite poets?
Don Paterson, Walt Whitman
Who are your heroes in real life?
The men and women who serve in the military, the police force, or the fire department.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Harriet Tubman, Catherine the Great.
What are your favorite names?
Trixie, the name of my daughter. I chose it because it means "bringer of joy" and that's exactly what she does.
What is it you most dislike?
My limitations now that I'm confined to a wheelchair, but I try to remain positive.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Stalin, Hitler.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The American Revolution.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Making my family and my country proud.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

Carl Stevens, 41 years old. Aidan's stepdad.

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