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On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 01:42:29 UTC Becca (16) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be separated from not only Mama, but from love at all.
Where would you like to live?
Home -- that is, as of the moment, Texas, USA.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Access to love -- a spouse, children, family.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Arrogance and self-depreciation.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Somewhat Byronic heroes who aren't all good and manage to be a little realistic.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
George Washington, Ghandi, but also Hitler and Stalin for teaching us how terrible we cannot allow ourselves to get.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Good mothers who don't roll over and let people stereotype and pressure them.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who realize to be a badass, you don't have to be masculine.
Your favorite painter?
The one who has fun.
Your favorite musician?
Those who care.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness.
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, writing and imagining.
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Intelligence and an ability to love.
What is your principle defect?
Arrogance and self-loathing.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To live without love.
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Sweet, milky chocolate brown.
What is your favorite flower?
Honeysuckle flowers.
What is your favorite bird?
The dove for imagery.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
John Green, JKR, Jonathan Friesan
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother and brother.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Our early First Ladies.
What are your favorite names?
My future children's names.
What is it you most dislike?
My own worst qualities.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Marx, Hitler, Stalin and those who admire the above.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Any moment in which a person fought for my country and for those who seek to help.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
Happily, and having said goodbye.
What is your present state of mind?
A bit groggy and sickly.
What is your motto?
Remember to love fiercely but not indiscriminately.

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