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On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:39:50 UTC Aoife Walsh answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

Your most marked characteristic?
Uncertainty of my own character
What do you most value in your friends?
Empathy, brute honesty, grace
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
The sudden death of a loved one
What would you like to be?
An artist, literary or visual
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
The little ones which crowd the Luxembourg gardens
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Alice Munro, Raymond Carver, Paul Auster, F Scott Fitzgerald
Who are your favorite poets?
Gerald Manley-Hopkins, Seamus Heaney
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc
What are your favorite names?
Karen, my parents' names, floral names, boys' names with o in them
What is it you most dislike?
Weakness of self-control; corruption; ignorance
What historical figures do you most despise?
I can't pick just one
What event in military history do you most admire?
I can't recommend anything war-related
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Creative talent, singular vision and focus
How would you like to die?
Quietly and happily andl old
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
As I am an indecisive person, deciding on one punch line is impossible

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