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Rachel Terry

"Even Amidst Fierce Flames, the Golden Lotus Can Be Planted"

Broadlands, VA, USA
female, age 36
Speaks: English, French
Joined Feb 24, 2006
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Joined Feb 24, 2006 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Hometown Ashburn, VA 
Birthday Jan 02, 1982  
Languages English, French  
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Religions Christian - Mormon/Latter Day Saints  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I was born in Woluwe St. Lambert, Brabant, Belgium. I also used to make "whale noises" in the bathtub as a baby and earned the nickname "Baby Whale" from my family, which is rather unfortunate, but also cute
My Philosophy I hate political parties
What Gives Me Hope That so many have done this thing called life before me and survived, hearing the cicadas in the trees during a Virginia summer and seeing the fireflies beneath them, fresh flowers
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would make certain that every homeless person has sufficient psychological/psychiatric care
What/who changed my life and why A biography about Jane Goodall - since then I have been obsessed with Africa and will do anything to get there. Also Sylvia Plath's book the Bell Jar - so raw and beautiful, and it gave me insight into my own mind
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What Scares Me  
Role Models Clara Barton, Jane Goodall, Florence Nightingale, father  
Quotation I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited. (Sylvia Plath)

And still I rise. (Maya Angelou)
Interests big cities and the rural country, photography, writing, studying the Holocaust and helping to pr, gorillas, whales, dogs, my faith, nature, learning to feel confident in my own ski, foreign films  
Music 1940s, alternative, indie  
Movies The Pianist, Empire of the Sun, Out of Africa, Baran  
TV Shows The old Charlie's Angels, Alias, Judging Amy  
Favorite Foods Thai, Indian, French  
Favorite Places The Lincoln Memorial at night, The duck pond in Palo Alto  
Can't Live Without Q-tips, my Waterman pen  
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