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On Wed, 05 Jun 13 12:38:21 UTC I answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To take the beautiful things in life for granted.
Where would you like to live?
In a country where time is not counted by clocks, rather by the sky and those around you.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be loved, and love in return.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
My ability to worship material possessions and money.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who put others before themselves.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Stephen Spielberg.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
A woman who can out-talk a man of genius at any social occasion.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
People who are woman, act life men but are still in every way feminine and lovely.
Your favorite painter?
Salvatore Dali.
Your favorite musician?
Eva Cassidy.
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, dreaming, counting stars.
Who would you have liked to be?
An inspiration to a child.
Your most marked characteristic?
Gentleness with a sharp edge.
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
Weakness and lack of will.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To not have been given the gift of a listener.
What would you like to be?
Myself, in a brighter light.
What is your favorite color?
Those painted on things or people that I love.
What is your favorite flower?
Every flower that is more beautiful when it is wilting, rather than growing.
What is your favorite bird?
The Dove.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Lemony Snicket, J.K. Rowling, Scott Fitzgerald.
Who are your favorite poets?
John Keats.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone who can hold themselves with grace while sad.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Any woman who does a better man's job than a man.
What are your favorite names?
Anything ending with 'a'.
What is it you most dislike?
Impatience. The need to be fast at useless things.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those who were selfish.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I do not know.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The gift of storytelling.
How would you like to die?
Surrounded by those I love and who love me in return.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I do not have one... yet.

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