[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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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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