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On Sat, 13 Oct 12 23:29:34 UTC David ROWE (42) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To lack Inspiration.
Where would you like to live?
The Grail Castle or a houseboat on the Seine.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Requited Love.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Those which stem from Insecurity and Fear.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Don Quixote, the Little Prince, Holden Caulfield.
Your favorite painter?
Van Gogh.
Your favorite musician?
Nina Simone.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
I am Quixotic.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To never know Love.
What would you like to be?
For better or for worse, I am exactly what I always wanted to be, a Poet & a Daddy.
What is your favorite color?
The color of my Beloved's Eyes.
What is your favorite flower?
Giant Sunflower.
What is your favorite bird?
The male Cardinal.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Fulcanelli, Dostoyevsky, Cortazar, Kerouac, Henry Miller, Artaud, Robert Graves.
Who are your favorite poets?
Whitman, Dylan Thomas, Rumi, Richard Hugo, Octavio Paz, ee cummings.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Single mothers.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe.
What are your favorite names?
Zoya (my daughter's name) & Sylvia (my godmother's) for a girl, Tristan for a boy.
What is it you most dislike?
Superficiality in all its many manifestations. You might also call it Meanness or Ugliness.
What historical figures do you most despise?
All those who have abused their power.
What event in military history do you most admire?
When my namesake, David, the shepherd boy, felled the giant, Goliath.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
To sing.
How would you like to die?
In the arms of my wife.
What is your present state of mind?
A bit melancholy.
What is your motto?
If you can't beat em: Poem.

I am the author of the collection, "Unsolicited Poems" (Verna Press, NOLA). My website is: http://www.myspace.com/davidiotraw

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