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On Sun, 29 Mar 2009 12:51:18 UTC HHP (41) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To die alone
Where would you like to live?
Wherever I am happy
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A life spent laughing with loved ones when not learning and creating free from mundane worries.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
My own
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Dreamers and idealists
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Jesus Christ, Buddha, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Therese of Lisseux, Galileo
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Scarlett O'Hara
Your favorite painter?
Van Gogh, Da Vinci
Your favorite musician?
Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Schubert, Debussy, Beethoven
The quality you most admire in a man?
Kindness and intelligence - they rarely come together
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Tenderness and wisdom
Your favorite virtue?
Any away from self-righteousness
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
Whom I always dreamed I'd be
Your most marked characteristic?
Need to be loved
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and honesty
What is your principle defect?
Lack of constancy and perseverance
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To not have mattered
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Any which brings me joy
What is your favorite flower?
Whichever is there for me to see
What is your favorite bird?
The hummingbird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Ernest Hemingway
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa
What are your favorite names?
Whichever christens my loved ones
What is it you most dislike?
Envy and self-righteousness
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler, Stalin, Mao
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Ditto ("will power and irresistible charm")
How would you like to die?
With loved ones the day after I'm done living
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Make the most of everything.

HHP is currently living in Coral Gables, Florida (US), and hopes and prays someday soon to return to Europe where he has always belonged. A Capricorn born in January, 1968 on some god-forsaken island in the middle of the Caribbean.

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