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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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