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On Thu, 02 Feb 17 19:51:15 UTC Carolyn (39) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
to be hated by her own children
Where would you like to live?
Haiti, where the people are poor but the scenery makes it less heartbreaking
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
in a country whose needs are greater than my own, so I don't have to think of myself
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
depending on others to make me happy and fulfill my needs
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Shakespeare's Hamlet, a man who loved his mother dearly
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Mary Magdalene
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
a teacher who advises his/her students how to live a satisfying and fulfilling life
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Shakespeare's Juliet, a woman who gave her life up twice to be with the man she loves
Your favorite painter?
Monet - who sought out each detail of each painting
Your favorite musician?
the Cranberries
The quality you most admire in a man?
unconditional love towards petty mistakes and an affection soft to touch
The quality you most admire in a woman?
common sense, honesty, and forgiveness
Your favorite virtue?
joy in working hard at whatever you do
Your favorite occupation?
helping the needy, whomever it may be - rich, poor, smart, dumb
Who would you have liked to be?
anyone but myself
Your most marked characteristic?
A demanding for the love of my friends, family, and everyone I meet
What do you most value in your friends?
laughter - if friends can't make you laugh, then what are they?
What is your principle defect?
Ultimately loving myself and wanting my children to love me more than I love them
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
losing my firstborn after his birth
What would you like to be?
God - to control everything and everyone around me
What is your favorite color?
black and white - everything should be distinctive
What is your favorite flower?
Carnations - they last longer than most flowers
What is your favorite bird?
Robins, they come back from after the winter has passed
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Not sure
Who are your favorite poets?
Not sure
Who are your heroes in real life?
People who put their lives before others and die doing it
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Not sure
What are your favorite names?
My own and my daughter's
What is it you most dislike?
people who complain when they can do something about it
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
none, many people die in war
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
to love those whom I hate
How would you like to die?
quickly, so that I don't remember it
What is your present state of mind?
Confused, anxious, and tense
What is your motto?
Why I living in fear today when I might not even have tomorrow?

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