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questionnaire de proust

Found at Plain Simple English.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
• The loss of my parents: my father to cancer and my mother to dementia.

Where would you like to live?
• Where I live now. I’m old fashioned: home is where the heart is.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
• To be surrounded by family and close friends.
• To laugh out loud each day and to see beauty everywhere.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
• My impulsiveness.

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
• The Woman Warrior - the character in Maxine Hong Kingston’s memoir of the same name.
• Penelope (in the Odyssey)

Who are your favorite characters in history?
• Elizabeth I
• Helen of Troy
• St. Mary of Egypt
• Mary Magdalene

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
• My maternal grandmother and my beloved Mama

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
• same answer for favourite characters - tho’ I’ll add that I enjoyed reading Nancy Drew as a child.

Your favorite painter?
• I have three: Freida Kahlo; Gustav Klimt; and, Pablo Picasso.

Your favorite musician?
• I have many; I am currently listening to Ofra Haza and Rose Reiter.

The quality you most admire in a man?
• Intelligence

The quality you most admire in a woman?
• Intelligence

Your favorite virtue?
• It’s a tie between Wisdom and Courage.

Your favorite occupation?
• Writer/Poet

Who would you have liked to be?
• I am still on the journey to becoming me …


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