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On Thu, 23 Jul 2009 00:33:03 UTC J.A. Lawrence answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Life without Love which itself includes art, music, words and all things beautiful.
Where would you like to live?
Where happiness is a right and not a luxury.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Earning money for doing only that which pleases me.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
My greatest fault is underestimating myself and others.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Grendel, Harry Potter.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Maya Angelou, Plato, Malcolm X and Elizabeth Catlett.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Harriet Tubman.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Storm (X-Men).
Your favorite painter?
Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Your favorite musician?
Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Fela Kuti.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Honesty and humility.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Honesty and humility.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Any occupation that allows a person to fulfill their potential.
Who would you have liked to be?
Dorothy Dandridge or Vonetta McGee (She got to be with The Mack!!)
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
Humility, honesty, and humor.
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Life without love or laughter. Though I'm not sure you can have one without the other.
What would you like to be?
Fulfilled and actualized.
What is your favorite color?
Purple for its feminine and regal qualities, black for its mystery and yellow for it's happiness.
What is your favorite flower?
Lilies and daisies.
What is your favorite bird?
Never thought of it but...hummingbirds are extremely interesting.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Ralph Ellison, Aldous Huxley, JK Rowling
Who are your favorite poets?
Nikki Giovanni, Countee Cullen
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents and grandparents who were brave enough to face life, that I might do the same.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Kentake, Isis (if she counts).
What are your favorite names?
My own and the ones I will one day give my kids.
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
Anyone who perpetuated or initiated oppression in any form or fashion.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Gabriel's Rebellion (does that count?)
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Charm. Definitely.
How would you like to die?
Happy, loved and on a full stomach.
What is your present state of mind?
Peaceful and introspective.
What is your motto?
Mottos are too fixed to handle the complexities of life. I like to adjust on the run.

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