Secrets of Truth & Beauty -- When Dara Cohen was little, she was crowned Little Miss Maine. That was then. Now Dara's seventeen and she's not so little anymore. That's just one of her many problems. Another is that her control-freak mom won't get off her case about anything. Yet the one that hurts the most is the family secret: Dara has an older sister her parents tried to erase from their lives.
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on, creatively, spiritually?
What turns you off?
What is your favorite curse word?
I don't swear much, and when I do, it's mostly muttering under my breath. I haven't settled on a favorite, though.
What sound or noise do you love?
A really strong voice, like Cass Elliot or Christina Aguillera.
What sound or noise do you hate?
What profession would you like to attempt?
Night club singer. Just for a little while, not like as an actual profession. (Let's hope my mom doesn't see this.)
What profession would you not like to do?
Before this summer, I might have said goat farmer -- if it had ever even occurred to me -- but now I see it's not so bad.
I didn't answer the question, did I?
All right then, I have no interest in even trying to be a deep sea fisherman. Or a taxidermist. Yeah, let's go with taxidermy as the profession I don't want to attempt.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Um, I'm Jewish so I haven't really given this much thought. Does G-d really greet you? It seems like he would have better things to do than play Welcome Wagon to the new recruits. But, okay, buying into this whole hypothetical situation, I hope he'd say, "Welcome," of course, and point me in the direction of my family -- my real family.
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