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On Sat, 11 Jul 15 15:20:48 UTC bookloverva (58) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The loss of a child
Where would you like to live?
In a land where people are moved more by compassion than by self-service
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
The presence of my family, the sound of lapping water, fresh, clean air, a comfortable chair, and an unlimited supply of books.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
anger in defense of others
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who stand up to evil and oppression
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The unsung. The men and women who quietly raised children who were smarter, heathier, and more compassionate than themselves.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who stand up to evil and oppression
Your favorite painter?
Any child who loves to paint
Your favorite musician?
Street performers
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
reading, activitism
Who would you have liked to be?
Myself at 12, with the wisdom (such as it is) that I have at 58
Your most marked characteristic?
Patience - and impatience. I am always one or the other
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have had a different family
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Orange. And yellow. Sometimes green.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
the hummingbird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
From which era?
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Women who insisted upon education, and a life undependent upon men
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
at peace
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
Better to err on the side of compassion than suspicion

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