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Taking The Proust Questionnaire (Repost) 
15th-Oct-2007 03:33 pm
The Proust Questionnaire

What is your most marked characteristic?
Who the bloody hell knows, certainly not me. You tell me in comments.

To what things do you feel most indulgent?
Sushi and Valrhona chocolate

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being a Christian or Muslim fundamentalist

The quality you most like in a man?
Humility

The quality you most like in a woman?
Being independent of men

What do you most value in your friends?
Security, dependability, loyalty, maturity, thoughtfulness

What is your principle defect?
My body is in the worst shape it has ever been in, and I'm learning to accept that

What is your favorite occupation?
Novelist, philanthropist

What is your dream of happiness?
The one where I'm Emperor and there is sorbet for all

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Having no choices

What would you have liked to be?
An elected official for my home state

In what country would you like to live?
I wouldn't live anywhere but here.

What is your favorite color?
Cobalt blue

What is your favorite flower?
Sunflowers

What is your favorite bird?
Turkey - with dressing, gravy, & cranberry sauce.

Who are your favorite prose writers?
Sylvia Plath, Christopher Okigbo

Who are your favoite poets?
Christopher Okigbo, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Wole Soyinka, Beah Richards, Patti Smith, Maya Angelou

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Charlotte A. Cavatica

Who are your favorite composers?
Léo Delibes & Franz Schubert

Who are your favorite painters?
Maxfield Parrish, Marc Chagall, Jean Michel Basquiat, Frida Kahlo, Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Who are your heroes in real life?
Danny Thomas, J. Krishnamurti, Damien, and my friends

Who is/are your favorite heroines of history?
Ladybird Johnson, Beah Richards, Ruby Bridges

What are your favorite names?
Emmeline and Jade

What is it you most dislike?
When people make situations complicated that require no complication

What historical figures do you most despise?
The Pope, Adolf Hitler and the SS, Pol Pot, Slobodan Milosovic, The Janjaweed, any and all televangelists and racists

What event in military history do you most admire?
The liberation of Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and all other concentration camps

What reform do you most admire?
The end of Apartheid and the '06 Midterm elections

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
An intact foreskin

How would you like to die?
When I'm blissfully happy and free of worry

What is your present state of mind?
Shot out, but on the way to contentedness

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Being impatient, oversensitive, and too quick to aggravation

What is your motto?
There is never a right time, there is never a perfect time, but there is ALWAYS a better time.

What is your greatest fear?
That I will never see Peter Gabriel in concert.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Sushi

What is your favorite journey?
The one that begins and ends with Damien at my side.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Chastity

On what occasion do you lie?
I don't.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
All derivatives of the word "fuck", and in response to something unbelievable I tend to say in a disgusted and exasperated way "I am SO sure!"

What is your greatest regret?
Staying when I should have left.

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Comments 
15th-Oct-2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Delibes?
15th-Oct-2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yes - have you not heard Lakmé? It's my favorite!
15th-Oct-2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, Lakmé is lovely, but not enough to make me ignore Mozart or J.S. Bach or that lovely Mr. Britten.

We don't agree on this--we can never be friends again! **pagerwink**
15th-Oct-2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Charlotte A. Cavatica


you're awesome. :)
15th-Oct-2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Your most marked characteristic is .. to speak your mind and not give a shit what anyone thinks. I admire that!

You're a novelist? I didn't know that. What have you written/are writing?

And yes, you must see Peter Gabriel.
15th-Oct-2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
You definitely need to see Peter Gabriel in concert. I have, a few times. He is *amazing*. Just go, no matter how far you have to drive. I'm serious.

Funny and true story:
My late husband Bob, before he was my husband, got to be my guest at a Grateful Dead show at Frost Amphitheatre at Stanford, a lovely grassy outdoor venue. He was invited by Dan Healy, the soundman, to hang out in the shade under the soundbooth canopy, and found himself sitting on the couch talking to a nice, familiar-to-him looking guy that he couldn't identify. After a while, said guy excused himself, as he had to go backstage (where he stayed for the show). Bob came up to me and asked me who he had been talking to, knowing that I, as head security on the soundbooth, knew most of the people who hung out there. I told him it was Peter Gabriel. Bob looked puzzled for a moment, and then asked me, "Do I like his music?" (Not "do you", but "do I".)

Naturally, I said Yes.
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