[Answer the Proust Questionnaire]
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On Thu, 22 Jan 15 14:45:14 UTC cindy (50) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):
- What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
- watching your child suffer
- Where would you like to live?
- near the NJ ocean and a walkable transit-friendly downtown
- What is your idea of earthly happiness?
- To spend my day reading, writing, exchanging ideas, debating philosophies, publishing something somewhere or creating something from nothing
- To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
- Happy Hour...
- Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
- Holden Caulfield, Tyler Durden
- Who are your favorite characters in history?
- Zelda Fitzgerald, Simone deBeauvoir
- Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
- my mother, both of my grandmothers
- Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
- Contemporary female characters who have heightened senses (and pixie dust). Alice Hoffman and Amy Tan have drawn some of my favorites.
- Your favorite painter?
- Your favorite musician?
- my husband
- The quality you most admire in a man?
- humility, curiosity, kindness
- The quality you most admire in a woman?
- assertiveness, authenticity, kindness
- Your favorite virtue?
- empathy and compassion
- Your favorite occupation?
- anything in a newsroom
- Who would you have liked to be?
- a magazine staff writer
- Your most marked characteristic?
- my biting criticism
- What do you most value in your friends?
- Good conversations and lots of laughs
- What is your principle defect?
- i think too much and eventually too many thoughts come out of my mouth
- What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
- to die having never known how to love yourself for you who are
- What would you like to be?
- The competition you never saw coming, your very worst nightmare
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your favorite flower?
- What is your favorite bird?
- whoever's singing outside my window
- Who are your favorite prose writers?
- At the moment ...
- Who are your favorite poets?
- ee cummings, rainer maria rilke, pablo neruda
- Who are your heroes in real life?
- (i'm still thinking)
- Who are your favorite heroines of history?
- Annie Sullivan
- What are your favorite names?
- Bowie. I decided it works for a cat, dog, even a baby -- boy or girl!
- What is it you most dislike?
- i can't afford health insurance
- What historical figures do you most despise?
- Most US Presidents and Congress ...
- What event in military history do you most admire?
- 2013 Somalia
- What natural gift would you most like to possess?
- patience and perseverance
- How would you like to die?
- with inner peace
- What is your present state of mind?
- What is your motto?
- You're better than most so just do it already
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