So I am sorry for the long hiatus- things have been rather strained here. Mom is in the hospital (but oddly that is a good thing) so that has taken a bit of my time up, but I will try to do better, because I could be. I was hanging out with Michael yesterday and he gave me this questionnaire that he loves. Its very thoughtful and rather profound as far as surveys go, and he says he tries to take it every year to see where he is at that point. He has a great book actually that has a bunch of famous authors answers to the questions. I was a bit drunk so I am not sure how this related but it had something to do with Marcel Proust.... lol, idk. :)
So here it is, with my answers (for this year at least) :)
Your favorite virtue. Integrity
Your favorite qualities in a man. Loyalty and strength
Your favorite qualities in a woman. Loyalty and grace.
Your favorite occupation. Anything creative.
Your chief characteristic. Open honesty
Your idea of happiness. Inner peace
Your idea of misery. Alone
Your favorite color and flower. Periwinkle and Hydrangeas
If not yourself, who would you be? I wouldn't. If not myself I couldn't exist.
Where would you like to live? Paris
Your favorite prose authors. Fitzgerald, George Bernard Shaw, Shakespeare, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Green*
Your favorite poets. Baudelaire, Shell Silverstein, Emily Dickenson, Auden, Byron, Keats
Your favorite painters and composers. composers: Bach, Tchaikovsky. Painters: Correggio, Guerin, Delacroix, Boucher, Robert Delaunay, Rothko, too many to name
Your favorite heroes in real life. I don't have any.
Your favorite heroines in real life. Perhaps my mother.
Your favorite heroes in fiction. Wolverine, Superman, Angel
Your favorite heroines in fiction. Hermione, Faith
Your favorite food and drink. Casoulet or chocolate and Italian wine
Your favorite names. Logan, Jacob, Remy, Rose, Marie, Belle, Dawn
Your pet aversion. Disingenuousness
What characters in history do you most dislike? The boring ones** and Pol Pot
What is your present state of mind? Confusion
For what fault have you the most toleration? Insecurity
Your favorite motto. Currently it's "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."
*Because the question is regarding prose specifically rather than fiction I chose these authors, John Green being the only contemporary, and I selected him because I am currently in love with his book that I am reading. However were the question to simply be favorite author or fiction writer I would have no problem putting JK Rowling.
**I love history, and it would be much easier to select the characters I LIKE than those that I dislike. I obviously dislike the evil ones as well, but that is not a particularly interesting question to me. My favorite is Lafayette.
What about y'all? Any fun answers? Any favorite questions from the list? I think it is very interesting and gives great insight into ones character.