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On Sun, 03 Jan 16 23:14:37 UTC Consuela answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To have hopelessness in life
Where would you like to live?
In a warm-weather climate with a variety of outdoor terrain, California
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live a healthy life with my family and friends with much time for travel and adventures.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Procrastination, red-wine, frequent hot baths
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The courageous women who defy the odds
Who are your favorite characters in history?
I wish I knew more about history, I live too much in the present.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
The everyday heroes who are making a difference
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Strong women who figured out how to balance it all and still remain present
Your favorite painter?
I wish I knew more about art. I loved my art-history class. Perhaps I need a trip to the Museum of Modern Art.
Your favorite musician?
How can I pick one? My life has been full of music. Elvis Presley, Lena Horne, Dr. John, Louis Armstrong, Billy Joel, The Dixie Chicks, acoustic guitar music and piano playing artists.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Confidence, intelligence, creatiity and a sense of humor
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Honesty, loyalty and a willingness to grow
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
teaching, writing and reading
Who would you have liked to be?
The best version of myself which remains to be seen.
Your most marked characteristic?
The ability to persevere and make the best of things
What do you most value in your friends?
loyalty and a spirit of adventure
What is your principle defect?
Lack of confidence
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have not known true love and friendship
What would you like to be?
The best version of myself
What is your favorite color?
I like to be surrounded by earthy colors, wear jewel tones and be moved by the colors of the sunrises and sunsets
What is your favorite flower?
the orchid
What is your favorite bird?
The sighting of a cardinal always moves me
Who are your favorite prose writers?
E.B. White, Anne Lamott and Augusten Burroughs
Who are your favorite poets?
I tried to develop and appreciation for poetry but it has yet to happen. I do love reading Shel Silverstein to children.
Who are your heroes in real life?
The founder of a local preschool where I live, Jeanie Ginsberg and ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
I wish I knew more about history.
What are your favorite names?
Tara, Katharine, Isabella, Gemma, Consuela,
What is it you most dislike?
My own insecurities
What historical figures do you most despise?
I wish I knew more about history to say. Adolph Hitler was a monster.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I don't know
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
With no regrets
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
"Life is in session"

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