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On Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:23:57 UTC E.Jay (21) answered the Proust Questionnaire:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To have no purpose, as if your life isn't your own
Where would you like to live?
Anywhere I can experience all of the seasons, good weather and bad
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To give and experience unconditional love, or hot chocolate and a good book, which is close
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Spending money, my internet addiction, my lack of action
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Any man written with a soul, one I would wish to meet, and the heroes of Greek mythology
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The Egyptians, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglas, Richard Wright, any Harlem Renaissance author or poet
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother, Josephine Baker, Grace Kelly, Mae Jemison, Barbara Jordan, Marian Anderson; basically any woman who defied odds with exceptional talent and a modicum of poise and grace
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Celie and Shug Avery in The Color Purple, Tambu and Nyasha in Nervous Conditions; women who express the duality of my own nature and a strength I hope I possess
Your favorite painter?
My little sister
Your favorite musician?
There are too many amazing people that come to mind
The quality you most admire in a man?
Compassion, although intelligence and humility are close seconds
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Compassion as well, without pity; envy is rampant lately
Your favorite virtue?
Aside from compassion, I prefer fortitude, but the other five are important as well
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
My very best self, with no regrets
Your most marked characteristic?
My kindness, I've been told
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and honesty, as well as support
What is your principle defect?
My sometimes utter disregard of moderation
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To remain stagnant, mentally or emotionally
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Whatever blue it is where sky matches the water and they look like infinity.
What is your favorite flower?
Every single one
What is your favorite bird?
The wren because it looks unassuming but has a beautiful voice
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Maybe Toni Morrison; I have read a lot of her books but I love so many authors
Who are your favorite poets?
Langston Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, likely more
Who are your heroes in real life?
Aside from my favorite historically relevent men, my father
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, all of the typicals, more or less
What are your favorite names?
The ones said in a loving way
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Any who would kill or destroy a whole race of people without remorse or regard
What event in military history do you most admire?
Any end to a war is my most preferred part of a war
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Irresistible charm, incredible drive, and innate talent at whatever I choose
How would you like to die?
Both loved and fulfilled
What is your present state of mind?
Triumphant and seemingly invincible, pleased for my new President
What is your motto?
I'm not sure, it changes as often as I discover a new one


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