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On Tue, 03 May 11 09:45:24 UTC Emily (24) 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?
somewhere with a great sense of community and with varying landscapes and a good deal of nature. Where I can feel my impact on my surroundings and I can feel their impact on me.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to have no contradictions between your ideals and your behavior, and to have every speak of the stuff that is within you used up at the end because you have lived so fully.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
the ones that I understand....especially self doubt, and exceptional fear or worry.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
howard rork, jane eyre
Who are your favorite characters in history?
oh goodness......shakespeare, ghandi, dorthy day, jesus, joan of arc, priness diana, stella adler...anyone can be a character, really.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
any woman who is brave enough to live a life completely devoted to her passion....no matter what the cost or sacrifice
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
jane eyre. anyone that is pure, innocent, and self made
Your favorite painter?
oh goodness... robert rauscenberg, tara mcpherson. van gogh.
Your favorite musician?
this one is hard.. tracy chapman or patty griffin
The quality you most admire in a man?
anyone who is self made with a strong inner compass. indepence, willpower, good followthrough, an a great sense of humor. it is also very sexy when a man isnt afraid to be vulnerable. I also like to feel proteted and safe. so anyone with those qualities.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
a woman who can posses both purity, innocence, grace and beauty, at the same time as possesing great ferocity, independence, and primitivity. I admire women who are not afraid of their own power, who embrace it, but yet still remain feminine.
Your favorite virtue?
understanding, empathy.....something along those lines.
Your favorite occupation?
being of service....creatively and practically to whomever/ whatever needs it. There is much to do!
Who would you have liked to be?
someone more talented with more balls than I.
Your most marked characteristic?
a strange ability to be authentic and grounded...despite lack of confidence.
What do you most value in your friends?
tenderness, and unconditional love. I also value the ones that care enough to be frank and hold me accountable. Those are the ones that really care.
What is your principle defect?
lack of confidence in the talents that have I have been given and my brain power.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to never try.
What would you like to be?
the best version of myself
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
I like painted flowers.
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Who are your favorite poets?
e e cummings, ferlinghetti, bukkowski and emily dickenson.
Who are your heroes in real life?
so so many....
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
joan of arc....
What are your favorite names?
lily. willow. luke. emily.
What is it you most dislike?
anything that holds one back from doing what they should. apathy.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I have not met a person horrible enough yet that I could not relate to at least some aspect of their person.....which means I dont despise them. You can only despise what you cant understand.
What event in military history do you most admire?
none if it.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
confidence and focus. I believe I have an adequate amount of everything else, and with those two qualities I could easily elevate all the rest.
How would you like to die?
with someone. I am not scared of death so much as being alone when it happens. But I know this cannot be avoided.
What is your present state of mind?
a little less hopeful than I would like to be...but Im getting there. At least it isnt hopless...
What is your motto?
I will....with gods help.

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