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  • It is essential for me to live near the ocean, a lake, or a river.

  • Burt Bacharach songs take me to my happy place.

  • I was named after Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind.

  • I "heart meld" with every animal I meet.

  • I will never have enough books.

  • I have a passion for time-travel stories.

  • The greatest tool I have is my ability to listen.

  • I love to organize plans & details, documents, storage spaces…anything.

  • A pure joy for me is writing, sending and receiving handwritten cards and letters.

  • My most painful moment was the day my husband took his life.

  • I choose to live in the present.

  • I know that forgiveness and acceptance heals us.

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