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On Sun, 30 Oct 16 21:42:19 UTC ENEgck (56) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Suffering the death of one's child
Where would you like to live?
In a state of calm lightenss of being
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
In a courtyard with my healthy grandchildren and their healthy parents going in and out all day and night for the rest of our long vibrant healthy lives
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To read, travel, and make art without regard to responsibilities or the passage of time.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Beowulf, Largetha the Shield-Maiden, Katniss Everdeen
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The radical rabbi Yeshua bin David, Jane Austen, Rita Mae Brown
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Jane Goodall, my mother.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Hero was a woman
Your favorite painter?
Rachel Ruysch, Vincent van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, and Adelle
The quality you most admire in a man?
Calm, morality, courtesy, stick-to-it-ive-ness
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Same as those I admire in a man
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Playing outside with my grandsons, listening to my children, travelling with my mate, reading, writing, making art.
Who would you have liked to be?
I would have liked to be a person born to a family who valued children
Your most marked characteristic?
Brash good will with careless followthrough
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty and love
What is your principle defect?
Lack of empathy and tact
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have been a mother and grandmother
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Plumeria at the moment, and roses overall
What is your favorite bird?
The birds in fall who make the bird clouds when they fly
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Anne McCaffrey, John Irving, Jane Austen
Who are your favorite poets?
The Beowulf writer, W.H. Auden, Emily Dickenson
What are your favorite names?
Kaylan, Will, Stian, Ephraim, Mariah... Emily, Alison, Anna... I have several
What is it you most dislike?
Myself frequently, rude drivers, and mean people.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Too many to list, though all were cruel and inhumane
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Natural empathy
How would you like to die?
Spry and agile, with many great-great-grandchildren around my ankles.
What is your present state of mind?
Curiousity is driving determination, sort of sad, and calm
What is your motto?
Keep going. There is no other alternative, because my life belongs to all the people who love me

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