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On Wed, 15 Jan 14 21:31:41 UTC Douni answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
My my romanticized notion of France. Or in my cousin's house in Geneva--without her.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Contact and creativity. Living emphatically and sensually at once.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Fascination with fashion, aesthetics.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Zorba, Scout, Christmas Brown
Who are your favorite characters in history?
It's much easier to recall those I hate.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Probably my best friend--praxis, creativity, and this really unworldly energy.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The unstable, hollow women. Duras, Rhys, Koffman....the tortured novelists.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Drinking, walking, breathing, laughing
Who would you have liked to be?
Lee Miller
Your most marked characteristic?
The paradox that I am: vulgar and snobbish
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty, criticism
What is your principle defect?
Selfishness, accommodating tendencies
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have different parents.
What would you like to be?
Meaningful--asymptotic, I think.
What is your favorite color?
I prefer the ones which aren't colors.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Faulkner, and the little bit of Joyce I've read
Who are your favorite poets?
Baudelaire, Darwish
Who are your heroes in real life?
Omnia and Noha
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
Laithe, Yasmina
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Lord Balfour and I truly resent Truman. But to single them out would suggest they were of different moral quality than the rest. They were not.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I do not.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
Empty--answering these questions makes me realize how little I know.
What is your motto?
Deny everything, regret nothing.

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