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On Thu, 20 Jan 11 17:23:24 UTC Anniel (62) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Watching the suffering of a dying loved one.
Where would you like to live?
In the mountains of Colorado and beside the ocean in Hawaii
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Being outside in the morning sunshine, taking in all of nature, reading a good book or magazine, drinking coffee
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Buying beautiful things...clothes, jewelry, art, home furnishings
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Women who grow beyond the restrictions and expectations of their times, such as Jane Austen's heroines
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Theodore Roosevelt
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Jane Goodall, Eleanor Roosevelt
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Anne of Green Gables, Jane Austen heroines
Your favorite painter?
Any artist who makes me see nature in an even more beautiful way
Your favorite musician?
Jim Brickman, Yo-yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman
The quality you most admire in a man?
Kindness, humor, intelligence
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Someone who sees the world in a larger way, humor, depth
Your favorite virtue?
Kindness, generosity
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, conversation with intelligent, humorous people, connection, art
Who would you have liked to be?
I am happy being myself a lot more fit!
Your most marked characteristic?
Caring and generosity
What do you most value in your friends?
Intelligence, depth of thinking, being there
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Losing my children
What would you like to be?
Very much Proustian...available and helpful to family, friends, and people I encounter day to day.
What is your favorite color?
Blues, greens, blue-greens, yellows
What is your favorite flower?
Lilies of all colors
What is your favorite bird?
Mountain bluebird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Anne Tyler, Anne Rivers Siddons, Lucy Maud Montgomery
Who are your favorite poets?
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Who are your heroes in real life?
Hilary Clinton, Jane Goodall, wonderful teachers who saw in me something I did not and allowed me to fly.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Women who lived outside of the norms set for women, who stretched themselves beyond societal restrictions
What are your favorite names?
Anne, Kimberly, Sarah, Jonathan, Andrew, Meghan, Katherine
What is it you most dislike?
Outdoor areas that are neglected, full of weeds, in disrepair and totally ugly.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler...and all dictators, authoritarian, corrupt leadership...all who see women as property
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Like Proust...much beloved and in my sleep
What is your present state of mind?
Hope that some insight will come from doing this
What is your motto?
Be kind

In doing this I realize that historical figures do not come easily, even though there are many I admire. I feel I need to do more research to reflect who I am better. However, that is not the intent of a "Proust Questionnaire".

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