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On Fri, 06 Feb 2009 22:44:31 UTC Francisca Bastos (17) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
not being able to feel
Where would you like to live?
a place with no mobile phones in which we could touch the sky and make it sing
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to live near those people i've met in my life who make me want to wake up each morning.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
those who make you feel ingratitude. those when people really make an effort and just don't succeed
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
when fiction is not realistic, it's not worthy. anyway I like "Kevin Dillon" from the movie "The mighty".
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
my mother, Maria Alice (someone I'll never forget)
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
all of those who show determination towards their goals in life. Women are strenght.
Your favorite painter?
not an expert but I like Munch
Your favorite musician?
Wagner and Puccini (sorry, I had to put 2)
The quality you most admire in a man?
perseverance and intelligence.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
listening to music
Who would you have liked to be?
I'd love to have Virginia Wolf's geniality.
Your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
genuineness and unspoilable delivery to friendship
What is your principle defect?
lack of pacience
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
not knowing what music and art in general is.
What would you like to be?
me in the most transparente and consistent way
What is your favorite color?
dark blue. what a calmative sensation
What is your favorite flower?
those I received on valentine's day in 2008
What is your favorite bird?
the swallow. I'd love to come and go as they're able to do.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
José Saramago and Milan Kundera
Who are your favorite poets?
Fernando Pessoa (Ricardo Reis)
Who are your heroes in real life?
Professor Pedro Silva (my bassoon teacher) and my father for taking care of me
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
my mother and Maria Alice.
What are your favorite names?
Núria and David
What is it you most dislike?
dum people by personal choice
What historical figures do you most despise?
Hitler and Salazar
What event in military history do you most admire?
Revolução dos Cravos (25th April 1974) - Portuguese revolution without blood after 48 years of dictatorship (by Salazar)
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
the gift of well organizing my time
How would you like to die?
not beloved but respected and with a clean conscience. and by the way, only white in my funeral.
What is your present state of mind?
marvelled with the dimension of Mahler's musical talent. (I'm listening to his 6th symphony)
What is your motto?
"a rotten-minded man demans everythings from the others, a good man demans everything from himself."

e-mail: xika.fagoteira [AT] gmail.com
MSN: franciscabastos91 [AT] hotmail.com
my portuguese poetry blog: http://enchantedmelodies.blogspot.com

I'm a 17-year-old music student. I play the bassoon.

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