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On Mon, 06 Jan 14 17:04:36 UTC Liz (64) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
Where I do, in an off-grid house.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Just like Proust, only substitute "coffee shop" for "French theatre".
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
My own.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Travis McGee
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Gandhi, Catherine the Great, St. Catherine of Siena, Tecumseth
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Elizabeth Bennet, Mrs. Eleanor Cadwallader, Beatrice (from Much Ado About Nothing)
Your favorite painter?
Travis Shilling, Kim Campbell
Your favorite musician?
Peter Harbocian, Michael Jones
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Anything outside.
Who would you have liked to be?
Julian of Norwich
Your most marked characteristic?
Hatred of injustice.
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
What would you like to be?
What Proust said.
What is your favorite color?
What Proust said.
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Great Blue Heron
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Alice Munro
Who are your favorite poets?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Steven Lewis, Mulala, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Ai Wei Wei.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Catherine of Siena, Catherine the Great, Julian of Norwich
What are your favorite names?
James, Jeremy, Jennifer, Layla, Eve, Mary, Claire
What is it you most dislike?
What historical figures do you most despise?
What event in military history do you most admire?
The successful defeat of any invading army.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
In my hammock in August, at least twenty years from now.
What is your present state of mind?
What is your motto?
I will borrow Ai Wei Wei's: Everything is politics. Everything is art.


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