There’s something about the ocean that keeps me in deep thought. The ocean is such a calming salve to me and when I look out, I see poetry and serenity.
We arrived in Boothbay Harbor last evening. We drove in torrential rain most of the way here, and it has been raining ever since.
The conversation in the car was fluid, and one of the things we talked about at length was the Proust questionnaire. It’s a questionnaire about one’s personality, and was made popular by Marcel Proust, who answered the survey when he was 12, then again when he was in his 20’s. To this day, Vanity Fair Magazine publishes the survey every month, answered by a different celebrity. So I thought I would answer only a few of the questions here, and invite you to think about how you would answer the questions. You can click here for the entire questionnaire.
Your favorite virtue? Loyalty and honor
Your favorite qualities in a man? Honesty and tenderness
Your favorite qualities in a woman? Refinement and graciousness
What do you appreciate the most in your friends? Their unsolicited time, devotion and trustworthiness
Your main fault? Wanting too much
Your favorite occupation? Being a wife and a mother
Your idea of happiness? Hearing the laughter of my children
Your idea of misery? Agony
If not yourself, who would you like to be? I only want to be me, but I would like to be able to carry a tune…
Your favorite color and flower? Red and a gerber daisy
Your favorite heroes in fiction? Atticus Finch
Your heroes in real life? Those who serve in the military
I’m looking forward to showing you all around BBH, and sharing some Maine traditions and recipes. Hopefully my travels and findings entice you to pay Maine a visit.
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