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On Wed, 15 Sep 10 03:56:58 UTC Caroline (33) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To lose all that I have built. To fail.
Where would you like to live?
in a home that I share with my husband and, one month a year, outside of the country.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To feel free to pursue the things that I am passionate about without having to fear poverty.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To fear that I am incapable of what I want to achieve. To running away from goals that scare me.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Daniel in Shadow of the Wind, Florentino Ariza from Love in the Time of Cholera
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Elizabeth I, Epictetus, Henry VIII, Victoria and Albert
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My friends, especially those who are entrepreneurs and work in non-profits.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Lottie WIlkins in Enchanted April- all of those characters, actually.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Honesty both with himself and those he cares about
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Courage and generosity
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, especially while travelling on a train.
Who would you have liked to be?
A published author before age 30.
Your most marked characteristic?
Curiosity, alomst to a fault in that I can't go as deep with anything as I'd like before becoming curious about something else.
What do you most value in your friends?
Trust and kindness
What is your principle defect?
Lack of belief in myself and my abilities.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To lose the ability to be myself and survive in the world.
What would you like to be?
A successful author and a committed partner in a lifetime relationship
What is your favorite color?
There are so many! Maroon, dusty Rose... olive or pea green.
What is your favorite flower?
Apricot roses
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Elizabeth von Arnim, Marquez, Calvino, Flaubert, Tom Hodgkinson
Who are your favorite poets?
Rilke, Rumi, Hafiz and Billy Collins
Who are your heroes in real life?
Seth Godin, Tony Hsieh, my Dad, John Waters
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Marie Curie, Rosa Parks,
What are your favorite names?
Iris, Ivy, Oliver
What is it you most dislike?
loud piercing noises and voices
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler, Stalin- I am sure there are others, but those are the ones that came up.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The attack at Fort Mc Henry in Baltimore during the American Revolution... right by my Mom's old house!
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to manifest money through my work and whatever level I need it.
How would you like to die?
Peacefully at home.
What is your present state of mind?
Both excitement and anxiety over changes I am currently making in my life and work.
What is your motto?
I'm too old for this shit. To be used whenever I feel stuck in a useless situation after I turned 30.


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