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Late night self-portrait & self-reflection

I’ve been doing everything but packing for my trip. I reorganized my room and found a strawberry ring I got in Prague stored inside the strawberry ring box that Zeolite got me from Tokyo. I’ve also been reading The Proust Questionnaire, a book of Marcel Proust’s Q&A self-reflections. His questionnaire is very extensive (he started when he was 13 years old!) so I just selected a few and answered them myself.

My Proust Questionnaire:

What is your most treasured possession?

– My diaries from elementary school and family photo albums

Where would you like to live?

– In a big city with a small community of good friends. Or in nature somewhere beautiful and quiet, hopefully with mountains and waterfalls. Ideally, I would split my year living in two very different homes.

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Who is your favorite painter?

– Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

– My grandmother, whom I will always remember

What is your principle defect?

– Forgetfulness and thus, over-documentation of life

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

– Apathy

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

– That I will never have the chance to find my family tree

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

– My forehead



What is your favorite occupation?

– Wandering, discovering, collecting, sharing



What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?

– Becoming inflexible (body and mind) and alone

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What is your motto?

– Follow my heart. I feel self-conscious about sounding cheesy but this is very important, especially when the voices of the people around you (even those with only the best intentions) grow stronger than your own. Sometimes the hardest thing is to find the courage to follow your own heart.

*The paintings are by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

29 Comments

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    katrina kay
    July 15, 2010 at 6:10 am

    lookin fly

    and that ring box is awesome!

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    Sophia & Emma
    July 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

    the strawberry box is so cute!! πŸ˜€

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    Sophia & Emma
    July 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

    the strawberry box is so cute!! πŸ˜€

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    teresa
    July 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    pretty!
    i liked this!
    &, a book about self-documentation is always a good book πŸ™‚

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    anabella
    July 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    this post is a breath of fresh air. you have such a beautiful life and a wonderful outlook. thank you for sharing yourself.
    <3

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    kirstyb
    July 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    fabulous post x

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    Tara
    July 15, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    thank you,
    your posts are so beautiful

    and i really like that you cherish your family so much

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    explicit.rex
    July 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I love your selfs!! AND when you follow your heart. Like that time it led us to the grocery store.

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    Ashley
    July 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I think my diaries from elementary school are up there for me too, only because they were so ridiculous!

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    P U R P L E - D E E R
    July 17, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I think more should self reflect like this…including myself. You have me intrigued with the book. I might have to pick it up. As for the strawberry box and you….that's just adorable.

    I might be asking myself a few of these questions.

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    P U R P L E - D E E R
    July 17, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I think more should self reflect like this…including myself. You have me intrigued with the book. I might have to pick it up. As for the strawberry box and you….that's just adorable.

    I might be asking myself a few of these questions.

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    Sarah
    July 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    oh my- i love the strawberry, so freaking cute!!
    i like your portraits- you are very pretty xx

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    Mamushka Marie
    July 17, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    really lovely post. i think this book sounds so intriguing, could be something positive. thank you ever so much for sharing πŸ™‚

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    Alienor
    July 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    they're awesome !

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    Front Row Mode
    July 18, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Loving the hat

    Tc

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    Eri
    July 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Hi there,
    You have a great blog! I like it!

    Please have a look at my fashion blog too, and if you like it, please feel free to follow it πŸ˜‰

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    Hope to see you soon.
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    Eri
    July 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Hi there,
    You have a great blog! I like it!

    Please have a look at my fashion blog too, and if you like it, please feel free to follow it πŸ˜‰

    Ps: I'll be having an amazing giveaway soon, stay tuned!

    Hope to see you soon.
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    iris loves fashion
    July 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    beautiful pics
    and the last answer is great.
    just great.
    πŸ™‚ keen on thinking like that!
    xx

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    Amylea
    July 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    that strawberry box is so cute! love the post.

    Love,
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    {no, it's not about birds}

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    Pixie
    July 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    The strawberry ring box is undeniably cute πŸ™‚
    Great blog!

    thecharmingthings.blogspot.com

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    { I V Y }
    July 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    haha cute ukelele!

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    Thays M.
    July 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    great post, so inspirational!

    Thanks you a lot!

    ps.: kirchner is one of my favorites too:))

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    Pixie
    July 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Your 50th follower πŸ™‚

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    THE DIVINITUS
    July 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    cute box πŸ˜‰

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    THE DIVINITUS
    July 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    cute box πŸ˜‰

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    Claire
    July 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    ah! i had misfiled your blog under my bookmarks (news instead of blogs!!!!) i'm happy to see your face again! but i want to see your REAL face before you leave! let's hanggggg.

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    Kitty
    July 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I love that strawberry box!!

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    Jonesy
    July 26, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Really cute hat : )

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    Lecon de vetement
    September 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I want the strawberry box!!!!!!!!!! arrggh so cute!

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