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On Mon, 21 Jul 14 08:57:37 UTC Anne (21) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To feel like I've failed myself
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A cabin in the coastal redwoods of California, with a front porch on which to sip tea and read
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Supplementing emotional needs with material distractions
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The practical ones who manage to hold on to hope of being happy in the end
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Hildegard of Bingen, Aisha, and other women who held a passion for learning and intellectual pursuits
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Dr. Megan Urry, the director of YCAA
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The resilient ones who the author didn't feel the need to break down in order to make their strength and conviction believable
Your favorite painter?
Hung Liu
Your favorite musician?
Bedřich Smetana
The quality you most admire in a man?
Education, ambition, passion
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Ambition, education, passion, wanderlust
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
A need to be in constant forward motion
What do you most value in your friends?
A kind and intelligent wit
What is your principle defect?
my weight
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To never achieve my goals; a life unfulfilled
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
The wildflowers that carpet Napapijri at midsummer
What is your favorite bird?
The raven
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Ever changing
Who are your favorite poets?
Wisława Szymborska, Ben Jonson
Who are your heroes in real life?
Educators, Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Boudicca, Nzinga
What are your favorite names?
Those with musical qualities
What is it you most dislike?
myself at times, lack of common sense, people who buy single ply toilet paper
What historical figures do you most despise?
smarmy politicians
What event in military history do you most admire?
The Winter War
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Patience and perspective
How would you like to die?
Without loose ends
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Never bored.

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