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On Wed, 26 May 10 20:43:15 +0000 Anna O. answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
death of a person I love.
Where would you like to live?
in the heart of the earth.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to feel loved and appreciated. to love and share. and... walking barefoot on a sandy shore everyday, thinking there's the man waiting for me in bed.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Orpheus, Hamlet, King Lir, Don Juan, Doctor Faustus
Who are your favorite characters in history?
i.e. Plato, Eurypides, Arystofanes, Horatius, Sapho, Erasmus from Rotterdam, Kochanowski, Shakespeare, Montaigne, Rousseau, Racine, Moliere, Heinrich von Kleist...
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
those who go their own way, speak their own language, changing the view, pursuing the freedom of thinking, i.e. Elfriede Jelinek, Beauvoir, Dea Loher, Herta Muller, Manuela Gretkowska, M. Szumowska, Pina Bausch, Sasha Waltz, M. Abramovic, Diane Arbus etc.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
strong woman I guess - Phaedra, Electra, Medea, Andromacha, Berenika, Hedda Gabler,
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
humor, intelligence, creativity, resourcefulness, perceverance
The quality you most admire in a woman?
spontaneity, imagination, intelligence, solicitude, grit
Your favorite virtue?
honesty, humility, gratefulness
Your favorite occupation?
thinking, analysing, reading, watching - especially dance theatre. also collecting words, titles, images and other little things that I wish to be burry with as buttons, ribbons and beads
Who would you have liked to be?
the white Anna. or Maria Magdalena.
Your most marked characteristic?
('there's the time when independence starts to look like loneliness')
What do you most value in your friends?
optimism! and that they accept me, love me who I am.
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to never meet the man I loved.
What would you like to be?
a blow-ball.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Herta Muller, Colette, Bataille, Gombrowicz, Borowski, Konwicki, Hrabal, Hesse, Gretkowska etc.
Who are your favorite poets?
Świetlicki, Barańczak, Różewicz, Wojaczek, Bursa, Poświatowska, Celan etc.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Antoni Kępiński, Bert Hellinger
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Modrzejewska, the heroin of heroins, ha. and beside her Sarah Bernhardt.
What are your favorite names?
Terpsychora. Melpomene. Klio. And Aaron.
What is it you most dislike?
ignorance, dishonesty, arogance, egoism. and beetroots (which is also a name for Polish primitive man).
What historical figures do you most despise?
all those related to nazism, hitlerism, stalinism and genocide at East Europe.
What event in military history do you most admire?
the event? hm, I admire truly those who survived from concentration-camps, had the power to live, give an authority and a homage to a human being.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
energy from the bottom of the earth as some woman do. but maybe it's a matter of age.
How would you like to die?
in an accident. or to fall from a height. feel the heart bursting in my chest.
What is your present state of mind?
fermented. mhm. and... annoyance! those answers don't say anything of me.
What is your motto?
'those who live the Autotelic Lives contribute to decrease the level of entropy in the awareness of everyone'(Csikszentmihalyi);'If we really want to live,we'd better start at once to try;if we don't, it doesn't matter, but we'd better start to die'(Auden)

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