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On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 01:09:11 UTC Heidi R. answered the Proust Questionnaire:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be seriously ill without work or money.
Where would you like to live?
New York City - at least once before I die.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To love and be loved by those around me, to feel healthy, to be connected to God.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Allowing myself to be distracted by anything interesting.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Jayber Crow. Those who think and feel deeply.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
I'm not sure, there are so many interesting characters.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Weetzie Bat, Anne of Green Gables, Margaret
Your favorite painter?
Mark Rothko
Your favorite musician?
Faure, Bach
The quality you most admire in a man?
Humor, intelligence
The quality you most admire in a woman?
humor, intelligence, openness, understanding
Your favorite virtue?
the desire to be genuine in all things.
Your favorite occupation?
Being with my animals, making art with friends, taking long drives with Mike.
Who would you have liked to be?
Museum exhibition designer, forensic scientist, Presbyterian minister.
Your most marked characteristic?
Maybe my inner conflict about the need for others and the need to be alone - often. It manifests itself in many different ways.
What do you most value in your friends?
Good, genuine listening.
What is your principle defect?
I am sometimes flighty.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have met my friend Debra.
What would you like to be?
Part of a family.
What is your favorite color?
Blue, but not to wear. Just to look at.
What is your favorite flower?
I love them all, but snapdragons and sweet peas rise to the top.
What is your favorite bird?
Again, I love them all, but the personality of the Stellar's Jay and his neon blue feathers are something special.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
James Joyce
Who are your favorite poets?
ee cummings, auden, roethke, billy collins, anne sexton, yehuda amichai - so many.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My friends.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Not sure.
What are your favorite names?
Anne, Stephanie."Vi" as in Viola always sounded really glamorous to me.
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
I'm not military gung-ho, but I've never forgotten the 'victory' parade in DC after the first gulf war. Incredible.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
will power and self confidence.
How would you like to die?
In my sleep, in the arms of someone who loves me.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
"Do it for the duck."

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