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On Fri, 19 Feb 16 20:14:51 UTC Erin (31) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing my mom, and losing everything that disappeared into the crack of her last breath, which I witnessed while holding her hand. She was 57, I was 28.
Where would you like to live?
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be entirely comfortable in my own skin, to be authentically myself and to act as such, as the fullest expression of myself in the company of those I love, wherever I may be
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Daydreaming and/or drinking!
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Moses E. Herzog
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Any of Shakespeare's comedic characters
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mom
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Alice in Wonderland
Your favorite painter?
Jackson Pollock
Your favorite musician?
Matthew Bellamy
The quality you most admire in a man?
Generosity of spirit
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
An adventurer!
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Overthinking/Overanalyzing -- construed as Laziness!
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have lived out one's potential
What would you like to be?
The fullest, kindest, most impactful expression of ME I can be
What is your favorite color?
Depends on the day -- some variation of green, blue or grey -- (interesting, I just now realized those are all eye colors.... or more specifically, the eye colors of my mom - blue, my dad - green, and me - blue/grey
What is your favorite flower?
Morning Glory (my mom's) Lupines! Gladiolas! And really, any wildflowers
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
At the moment, Cheryl Strayed, and always, Saul Bellow
Who are your favorite poets?
Dallas Clayton, Rainer Maria Rilke
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mom (now in spirit) My dad (in real life) and both my grandmothers, in real life...
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Amelia Earhart
What are your favorite names?
My love, my dear, my darling, my sweetheart
What is it you most dislike?
My weaknesses
What historical figures do you most despise?
Anyone who has deliberately caused the hurt and suffering of others
What event in military history do you most admire?
The killing of Osama Bin Laden -- swift, smart and effective as hell
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
willpower! incredible intelligence, the willpower to execute that incredible intelligence in the most meaningful and monetarily rewarding way, oh and also irresistible charm and allure
How would you like to die?
I described my mom's death as the most beautiful ending possible to an impossible situation -- she went peacefully, surrounded my me, my brother and my father. I would like to die as the best possible version of myself, having loved well. Loved by many
What is your present state of mind?
That I need to get off my ass and start living up to my God-given potential if I want to live like the person I'm describing! State of mind is amused with myself, as I usually am, and generally happy :)
What is your motto?
Do great (my dad will understand this response)

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