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On Sun, 08 Jan 17 21:12:04 UTC Anusia (34) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being alone and unwanted
Where would you like to live?
Wicklow mountains
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be surrounded by those I love and who love me in a place of beauty
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Lack of empathy and patience with my own and other people's shortcomings
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Miss Marple
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Martin Luther King, Michael Collins, Frida Kahlo
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Characters that live their lives without consideration of what is expected of them as women
Your favorite painter?
Francis Bacon
Your favorite musician?
At the moment, playing The Gloaming alot
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Drinking wine and talking about the world with good friends
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
Passion for many things
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and patience with me
What is your principle defect?
Lack of empathy and patience with my own and other people's shortcomings
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never having a family of my own
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
I agree with Proust here too, though I may not have put it so well... Beauty lies not in colors but in their harmony
What is your favorite flower?
An Iris, after my grandmother and for that reason alone
What is your favorite bird?
A Robin
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Brian O' Nolan
Who are your favorite poets?
I'm sadly lacking in knowledge of poetry
Who are your heroes in real life?
Jan van Toorn
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Frida Kahlo
What are your favorite names?
Spike and Iris
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
In 2017 we are making some doozies so let's see how they go down in history first
What event in military history do you most admire?
I'm not educated enough to answer
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Inner peace
How would you like to die?
Peacefully surrounded by those who loved me and some person(s) who can comfort me about passing
What is your present state of mind?
I'm in a moment of transition and I'm on the cusp of making peace with that
What is your motto?
Endeavour to be the best version of yourself and hope for the best

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