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On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 03:32:58 UTC Cat (36) answered the Proust Questionnaire:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
On a plot of land with gardens and cats and dogs and kids and my love
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Deep connection with another person. Shared food and laughter. And when the gasp of "I understand" hits me.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Laziness and procrastination.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Atticus Finch
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Lincoln, FDR, Pericles, Malcolm X, MLK, Harvey Milk, Oskar Schindler, Mary Magdelene
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My grandmothers
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Jo March
Your favorite painter?
Chuck Close, Edward Hopper
Your favorite musician?
Oy. Too many...
The quality you most admire in a man?
Kindness, intelligence, humor
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Strength, wisdom, patience
Your favorite virtue?
Forgiveness, redemption
Your favorite occupation?
Cooking, eating, reading, dreaming, walking
Who would you have liked to be?
Me, but more decisive and more ambitious
Your most marked characteristic?
Finding joy in loving and the little serendipities
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Weakness of will
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To never have children
What would you like to be?
A better, wiser version of myself
What is your favorite color?
Deep deep wine-blood red; green like the grass in April
What is your favorite flower?
Lilacs; violets
What is your favorite bird?
The one singing outside my window
Who are your favorite prose writers?
At the moment, John Steinbeck
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Malcolm X, MLK
What are your favorite names?
What is it you most dislike?
My own worst qualities; indifference; extreme hatred and intolerance fueled by religion; homophobia
What historical figures do you most despise?
Stalin, Hitler, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and anyone who makes the trains run while looking the other way.
What event in military history do you most admire?
The liberation of the concentration camps; D-Day
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Will power; a good singing voice
How would you like to die?
A better person than I am, content, and as someone who loves much and is loved much in return
What is your present state of mind?
Mild anxiety; restlessness
What is your motto?
Not sure if I have one... perhaps "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

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