06 November 2009

Proust, please

Adapted from here
  • Your most marked characteristic? passion.
  • The quality you most like in a man? artistic sensitivity.
  • The quality you most like in a woman? quirkiness.
  • What do you most value in your friends? their complete dedication to being good people and supportive friends.
  • What is your principle defect? anxiety that can cause a life-blockade.
  • What is your favorite occupation? teaching.
  • What is your dream of happiness? Happiness is when I won't have to dream of happiness, because I will finally be content with my surroundings.
  • What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes? not finding true love (again), not having children.
  • What would you like to be? myself.
  • In what country would you like to live? England, without doubt. I long for the moors.
  • What is your favorite color? forest green, bordeaux.
  • What is your favorite flower? black magic roses, lavender roses, sweet williams.
  • What is your favorite bird? peacock.
  • Who are your favorite prose writers? Thomas Hardy, Charlotte Bronte, A. S. Byatt, Evelyn Waugh, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Who are your favorite poets? Keats, Tennyson, Neruda, Cummings.
  • Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Sebastian Flyte.
  • Who are your favorite heroines of fiction? Tess Durbeyfield, Jane Eyre, Anne Shirley.
  • Who are your favorite composers? Debussey.
  • Who are your favorite painters? Klimt, Waterhouse, Kandinsky, Chagall.
  • Who are your heroes in real life? Audrey Hepburn, Charlotte Bronte, Decca Mitford.
  • Who are your favorite heroines of history? Queen Victoria, Evelyn Nesbit, the Garman sisters
  • What are your favorite names? Tessa, Sophie, Audrey, Holly, Jacob.
  • What is it you most dislike? apathy.
  • What historical figures do you most despise? Hitler.
  • What gift do you most admire? patience, altruism
  • What natural gift would you most like to possess? the ability to clearly speak my mind.
  • How would you like to die? after meeting my great-grandchildren, but when I still have grasp of my memories.
  • What is your present state of mind? stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, hopeful.
  • To what faults do you feel most indulgent? emotional over-involvement.
  • What is your motto? 'There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen

2 comments:

jayne said...

oo great about-me! you have amazing answers!

i love jane eyre, she is very inspiring

chagall is like falling into a dream whenever you look at one of his paintings

i agree, you won't be looking for happiness once you've found it

apathy is my worst fear, my "friend" and i met up for a quick dinner a week ago, hadn't seen each other in a month, and suddenly realized we disagreed on everything. she complained i was too whiny, but when i asked her how her life was going she said she was apathetic, like that was much better...

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

I'm stealing this....though it may take me a bit to post it. Thanks!