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On Wed, 02 Jun 10 20:02:17 +0000 a.g. (23) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
not doing what i feel i can't live not doing
Where would you like to live?
somewhere near or in the middle of a field of yellow flowers
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
embracing experiences, "in creating as in understanding," keeping meaningful relationships with people who are important to me, helping people, gaining understanding through nature
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
slumber, weakness of will
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
those who shed sunshine on other people's paths, those who act according to what arises from within them, those who are either extremely positive or extremely dark
Who are your favorite characters in history?
dostoevsky + emerson + baudrillard + speakers of wisdom
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
those who are dedicated to what they believe they must do
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
venus + jd + "woman with folded arms"
Your favorite painter?
chagall, matisse, picasson
Your favorite musician?
the radio dept
The quality you most admire in a man?
secure about himself, not threatened by anything that he may not know or that is new; deeply wise; with the gift of creating
The quality you most admire in a woman?
cheery by virtue of having a grounded, deep understanding of life; constantly in touch with her thoughts and feelings; thoughtful of others; with the gift of creating
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
introspecting, writing, creating
Who would you have liked to be?
like my artist-teacher
Your most marked characteristic?
deeply thoughtful, with a persistent longing for transforming or moving out of my present self
What do you most value in your friends?
their genuine acceptance of who i am
What is your principle defect?
my inconsolable soul
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
choosing not to do what i really want because of my lack of will and not being loved
What would you like to be?
to be that person i always always dream to be - a person who constantly grows and creates, understands life, and takes care of her relationships
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
i have yet to find its exact name, but it is that one that fills a field and makes me momentarily happy
What is your favorite bird?
the owl
Who are your favorite prose writers?
rilke, dostoevsky, and emerson
Who are your favorite poets?
paul allen
Who are your heroes in real life?
my professor, two friends of mine
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
What are your favorite names?
mayumi, yuna, deanna
What is it you most dislike?
thoughtlessness about what other people feel or might feel
What historical figures do you most despise?
people whom i think of as really evil, people who mindlessly and thoughtlessly take from other people (life, opportunity, etc)
What event in military history do you most admire?
the time of achilles
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
wisdom, painting and verbal artistry
How would you like to die?
resting on a field of yellow flowers, gazing up a blue sky on a coolly lit morning
What is your present state of mind?
overwhelmed and tired
What is your motto?
those from rilke, gibran, russell, and richard taylor

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