Last week, during the Pinter-Proust extravaganza
that came before and after Richard’s participation in the dramatic reading,
MorrighansMuse posted about the Proust Questionnaire. While trying to answer the questions honestly myself, I sailed along with no problem through the first few but they soon became more difficult.
I enjoyed filling it all in because it forced me to really stop and think about what I like, instead of just answering by rote.
So here are my likes and dislikes 😀
Q: your favorite virtue?
Q: your favorite qualities in a man?
A: Humor and Compassion
Q: your favorite qualities in a woman?
A: Spontaneity and Kindness
Q: your chief characteristic?
Q: what you appreciate most in your friends?
Q: your main fault?
A: Quick to Judge
Q: your favorite occupation?
Q: your idea of happiness?
A: Feeling Content with What I Have
Q: your idea of misery?
A: Being Forced to Ignore Personal Principals
Q: if not yourself, who would you be?
A: Someone Who Enjoyed Being Athletic
Q: where would you live?
A: the Mountains
Q: your favorite color?
Q: your favorite flower?
Q: your favorite bird?
Q: your favorite prose authors?
A: W. Somerset Maugham, John Steinbeck
“A man so painfully in love is capable of self-torture beyond belief” ~John Steinbeck
Q: your favorite poets?
A: Pablo Neruda
“I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body, the sovereign nose of your arrogant face, I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes” ~Pablo Neruda
Q: your favorite heroes in fiction?
A: Jamie Fraser (Outlander), Harry Potter
Q: your favorite heroines in fiction?
A: Claire Randall (Outlander), Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter)
Q: your favorite composers?
A: Bach, Chopin
Q: your favorite painters?
Q: your real life heroes?
A: My Parents
Q: your favorite heroes in history?
A: Abraham Lincoln
“A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me” ~Abraham Lincoln
Q: your favorite names?
A: James and Anne
Q: what you hate the most?
Q: historical figures that you despise the most?
Q: military event that I admire the most?
A: the Invasion of Normandy on D-day, WWII
“There is no such thing as bravery; only degrees of fear”~John Wainwright
Q: natural talent I would like to have?
Q: how I wish to die?
A: with Someone Holding My Hand
Q: present state of mind?
Q: what fault of yours that you are most tolerant?
Q: your favorite motto?
A: Always Be Yourself