And I've seen the ones that come and get reduced to bones and rags
'Cause I am a fire escape
My spine is made of iron
My heart pumps out old red paint
Hello, my name is Travis and I hope you're doing well today! Or perhaps tonight if you also tend to stalk after-hours. I'm pretty cool. Far from perfect but striving to become better. I am extremely honest and genuine - I don't know how to be any other way. If people don't like who I am then it saves me time for them to remove themselves from my company. That doesn't really happen much though as 99% of people I meet love me and want to be in my life. That can be overwhelming at times as I have a hard time saying no.
I'm funny, and maybe a bit eccentric. I'm very charismatic and my life is generally driven by my natural ability to inspire and connect deeply with other people. I'm opinionated and controversial at times and I like it that way. I don't dismiss the experience and opinions of others, and that makes me strong. Truth be told I like people who challenge me.
I try really hard to have empathy for everyone I meet, even the people I really dislike. Most assholes are tragically and unwittingly re-enacting the circumstances of their childhoods and continuing the cycle of abuse that they experienced in the past in one way or another, which is sad. I am not immune to that, but I am trying to understand myself. Self knowledge is the skeleton key that unlocks all the doors to our potential.
I like dancing, spinning fire, and other types of object manipulation. I think reading is really important ("liber" in latin means both book and freedom). I like going out and having fun but I'm always up (or more accurately down I guess) for some laying around and cuddling.