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On Fri, 11 Nov 11 16:30:04 UTC Deborah S. Wilson (56) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being broke, under-employed, and hungry
Where would you like to live?
San Francisco
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
I think Proust had it right. Except that I would want access to all kinds of theaters, libraries, museums.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Leopold Bloom. He was my first literary crush, at the age of 16.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Herodotus, Henry IV of France
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
my late friend Jeanne Andrew, Dale Bauer, Susie Day, Laurie Hanna, Judith Schiller, Maureen Svenson
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Jane Eyre
Your favorite painter?
Dagmar Chaplin
Your favorite musician?
Bonnie Raitt
The quality you most admire in a man?
idealism, moral sense, even-temper
The quality you most admire in a woman?
idealism, moral sense, even temper
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
dreaming, conversing with friends
Who would you have liked to be?
A better me
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
loyalty and kindness
What is your principle defect?
generousity and loyalty
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have made the friends I've made throughout my life
What would you like to be?
A better me
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
anthuriums and birds of paradise
What is your favorite bird?
the red lorie
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Virginia Woolf, ZJames Lee Burke, and Gloria Naylor
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Lou Salvatore, Roger Salomon, Marry Carruthers
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Any woman who did the right thing in trying to save others from persecution or harm
What are your favorite names?
Andrea, David
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
the usual suspects--Torqemada, Stalin, Pol Pot, Franco, Hitler and others like them
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
a beautiful coloratura contralto voice, as adept in blues as opera
How would you like to die?
Fully aware that I am dying, and completely unafraid
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Da Noive!

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