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On Mon, 08 Mar 2010 02:00:05 UTC Crystal (32) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Spiritual bankruptcy, addiction, deprivation.
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be immersed in artistic beauty, to be spiritually fulfilled, and to be near nature
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Impulsivity, lack of discipline, prolonging the inevitable,
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The outsiders, the dark, the tortured, and the romantic, bohemians or drifter types
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Literary figures, mostly, poets, and artist types, (The Bloomsbury Group)
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Those who have the courage to be who they are and strip naked of societal apparel or disregard the so-called norm
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
This is a redundant question!
Your favorite painter?
Van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Sarah Mclachlan, Joni Mitchell, Ani Difranco, Stevie Nicks, Beth Orton, Carole King, Natalie Merchant, Mazzy Star, etc
The quality you most admire in a man?
Humbleness, silence, reserve, intelligence.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Beauty, grace, intelligence, strength, nurturance, depth, humour, creativity, complexity, mystery, etc.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, dreaming, creating, breathing in the scenery.
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty, openess, humour, compassion, etc
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
A world without art, without books, without beauty or nature
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Dark, rustic hues
What is your favorite flower?
Chrysanthemums, Rhododendrons, Roses, etc
What is your favorite bird?
The raven, black bird or crow
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Virginia Wolf, Anna Kavan, Jean Rhys, Margaret Atwood, Anais Nin, Margarita Karapanou, Patricia Highsmith, Proust, Kafka, Ballard,etc
Who are your favorite poets?
Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Marina Tsvetayeva, Anna Akhmatova, Sappho, Kostas Kariotakis, C.P Cavafy, Seferis, Cesar Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Ranier M. Rilke, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Renée Vivien , etc!
Who are your heroes in real life?
Eric M. Kashino
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Redundant again..
What are your favorite names?
Odd question...I like Troy for a boy...not sure about a girl...so many lovely lady names..
What is it you most dislike?
Bigotry, Selfishness, close-minded people.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler for one...Jesus for another.
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I do not have any one motto for living, but something along the lines of be yourself.

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