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On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 06:23:15 UTC Alexandra (19) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Self-inflicted misery.
Where would you like to live?
I don't know if I'll ever have the answer to that question. I do not mean that in a wistful way.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Being one with the earth. Knowing love, loving, laughing.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
I indulge in mood swings from time to time.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
I've never had a hero. I don't know if that's positive or negative, but I do know that it is true.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Those who exposed the truth. Those who changed the course.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Women who recognize that there is absolutely no excuse for not acting on their values.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
I don't garner a hero from a book. I hold on to the knowledge.
Your favorite painter?
The one who holds no pretense.
Your favorite musician?
Tori Amos, by default. But if I were to be honest, I would more likely say Ani Difranco.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
No one I've heard of so far.
Your most marked characteristic?
Sarcasm. More than that, a blunt honesty that comes from a need to seek and spread truth.
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Feeling like a burden, as though I am someone's obligation, and feeling shame for it.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be an ignorant fool.
What would you like to be?
A wolf.
What is your favorite color?
I don't have one. It's that simple.
What is your favorite flower?
It depends. Daisies make my joy spread, orchids fill me with grace, and brilliantly blue flowers electrify my spirit.
What is your favorite bird?
Hummingbird. It's the frantic pace, the long beak, or perhaps the fact that they are the sole birds capable of flying backwards. I didn't know this until just now, but they co-evolve. That's enough reason for me.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
I don't keep track of creators. I pay attention to their words, their lessons.
Who are your favorite poets?
Again, I read not to memorize the authors and poets of classics and prose. I read to devour their meaning.
Who are your heroes in real life?
As I stated before, I've never had a hero. It's as if I didn't consider it, more than turning away from the idea.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Anything that sounds graceful and joyful when spoken.
What is it you most dislike?
Latent negativity. And people who don't follow through.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I suppose the first thing that came to my mind was Hitler. I almost didn't answer this question merely because I don't want to give him any credit. For anything.
What event in military history do you most admire?
None. Absolutely none.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Motivation. (Though truthfully I don't believe any gift is natural. We learn, we choose, we ignore, we build upon our gifts).
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
I'm imagining the list of things I must do in the coming week.
What is your motto?
No excuses.

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