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On Mon, 11 Jul 16 08:26:27 UTC gracehoppin (23) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To lose that love which makes one human
Where would you like to live?
In a mountainous land with four seasons where the trees outnumber the people
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be in communion with fellow beings, human and inhuman alike, and to often become entangled in adventure
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Passive lustful aggression: an irreverent laziness that projects itself onto all things dear
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those semi-hidden persons who have been schooled in ancient lore and have treaded there where no other mortal has been
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The unnamed good-doers whose deeds have been so naturally fitting to their circumstances that they have all together disappeared from the record
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
I am yet to meet them in the places where my courage might take me should I follow it
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Currently: Vanessa Ives and the healer Snake
Your favorite painter?
Mati Klarwein, James Jean and Fiona Staples are the first to come to mind
Your favorite musician?
Anyone who is able to reproduce that which is graceful, melancholy and fluid like the sun seen underwater or the dance of the grasses on a windy day
The quality you most admire in a man?
A harmonious blend of sentience and sapience in which spirit and body work towards a common goal
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Why should it be any different from that which is most admirable in men?
Your favorite virtue?
Being in possession of few virtues, I am a poor judge as to which of them is best
Your favorite occupation?
Anything that beats the laziness and drives me out of the egotistic mode of being
Who would you have liked to be?
A more attentive, energetic and steadfast version of myself
Your most marked characteristic?
An internal struggle that manifests in a quick wit and changing temperament
What do you most value in your friends?
Openheartedness and the love of adventure, be it inner or outer
What is your principle defect?
Lack of discipline
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be consumed by hatred towards oneself and the world
What would you like to be?
A nomadic monad, a lotophage gracehopper
What is your favorite color?
The colors of sky, water, vegetal and mineral beings
What is your favorite flower?
Lotus, tree blossoms and mountain flowers
What is your favorite bird?
Those belonging to the corvus genus
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Those who produce magical realism and credible fantasy/ sci-fi
Who are your favorite poets?
Robinson Jeffers, Seamus Heaney, Kobayashi Issa
Who are your heroes in real life?
Travelers with a purpose
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Hildegard von Bingen, Alexandra David Neel, Machig Labdron
What are your favorite names?
A veritable legion they are, but these days, resounding in my mind are Vihra, Vrach and Semiramis
What is it you most dislike?
Apathy and hatred
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those ready to use countless other beings as means to a selfish end
What event in military history do you most admire?
What is there to admire in military history?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Grace and discipline
How would you like to die?
Consciously, so as to manage my fear
What is your present state of mind?
Unfocused, crawling around the house doing small task in avoiding the bigger ones
What is your motto?
I do not have one

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