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On Sun, 05 Jun 11 21:12:01 UTC Carolyn (18) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The abyss of loneliness, from whence the love I have given is discarded unreturned.
Where would you like to live?
As the skin of the earth, where I could be equally observer and trodden upon - to experience a life of absolute knowledge with a humbled conscience.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Contentment with one's situation, held in posterity.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
A purposed ignorance to foresight.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The discarded idealists, scapegoats from whence sympathy can be produced, and the psychologically surreal.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Krishnamurti, Francis Bacon, Siddhārtha Gautama, Aegir, Robert Owen.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Diane Nash, Hélène Cixous, Jonnine Standish, Julia Kristeva, Kino MacGregor, Maria Reiche, Unmani Rubinstein, Янка Дягилева.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who are terrible and beautiful, Dulle Grets.
Your favorite painter?
Luc Tuymans.
Your favorite musician?
Those who make mantras of surrealism.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
A nature of ease.
Your favorite virtue?
Abstainence from all pleasures, if only for its difficulty once these have been attained.
Your favorite occupation?
Breathing in the cool night air.
Who would you have liked to be?
Who - only myself. What - there are so many possibilities of inanimacy of which I am curious.
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Love known only to the self.
What would you like to be?
Myself without abjection.
What is your favorite color?
Those as they are experienced without light.
What is your favorite flower?
Lamprocapnos spectabilis - the bleeding heart.
What is your favorite bird?
The mourning dove.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Thomas Mann.
Who are your favorite poets?
Richard Siken.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Pina Bausch, at the moment.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, St. Agatha.
What are your favorite names?
Pet names, trail names.
What is it you most dislike?
My own abjection.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Despotism is inquantifiable.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The conclusion of the Cuban Missile Crisis for the air of dramatism enriching the entire experience preceding.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Infinite reserves of willpower and my own universal application.
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
A befuddled mind with several great intentions.
What is your motto?
Though it is, I am.

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