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On Sun, 21 Aug 16 14:23:37 UTC Brynlea (17) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
My failed attempt at suicide
Where would you like to live?
Alone in the mountains with a good friend who plays Scrabble and reads
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Knowing the meaning of life, and living it
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Hypersensitivity and impulsive behavior; caring about what other people think of me
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Big Bird, and all of the characters in A Wrinkle in Time
Who are your favorite characters in history?
St. Ann, St. Augustine, St. Francis of Assissi
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Good teachers and good mothers
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Anna Karenina and Marcia Brady
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Wynton Marsalis and all things jazz
The quality you most admire in a man?
Ethical backbone
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Ethical backbone
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Writing, Introspection, and living up to my parents' high expectations
Who would you have liked to be?
A better me
Your most marked characteristic?
I observe everything and seek to make sense of it all
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and intellect
What is your principle defect?
Self doubt and sarcasm
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
I can think of none other than never having been
What would you like to be?
A writer
What is your favorite color?
True black
What is your favorite flower?
Lilacs and forget me nots
What is your favorite bird?
The humming bird and the male cardinal
Who are your favorite prose writers?
L'Engle, Austen, and Chopin
Who are your favorite poets?
cummings, Pablo Neruda, and Frost
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
All of the saints and sinners
What are your favorite names?
Anything Irish, except Grania
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler and James Jones
What event in military history do you most admire?
The storning of the Bastille
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Abundant kindness
How would you like to die?
I will never die
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Everthing matters

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