A little quote that sort of helps sum it all up for me:
"Once you have found yourself, you have found your home. You have found your love, you have found your inexhaustible ecstasy, you have found that the whole of existence is ready for you to dance, to rejoice, and to sing - to live intensively and to die blissfully. These things happen of their own accord." - Osho
At this point, I'm really just hoping to meet someone to pal around with, have a new person to call to go to lunch or make dinner with, go to a downtown festival, whatever. Ideally, from this site I'll make a few like minded friends with whom I click. If there's a mutual connection & interest beyond that then that's great too, but I'm not dead set on the fantasy of it happening via blind dates - I think it happens more often organically stemming from a friendship. I've learned that one of the first prerequisites to feeling truly peaceful about your life is having no expectations.
I am pretty focused on living a soul/spirit driven life and my regular hobbies of immersion in nature and meditation to connect to myself are quite important to me. If this sounds like total BS to you then, ya know, we probablllyyy won't have much of a connection. Just sayin.
:) Ok, beyond that, I have been told that I have a knack for truly listening to people. I'm fairly articulate at putting my thoughts into words and take pleasure in holding space for others wherever they're at, especially when it is reciprocated.
Top Movies: "Waking Life", "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", "Adaptation", "Paris, J'et Aime", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Almost Famous", "Coffee & Cigarettes",
"Stand By Me", "Closer", "Into the Wild", "127 Hours", "Apocalypse Now", "Easy Rider", "Holy Smoke", "Last of the Mohicans", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "28 Days Later", "Everything Is Illuminated", "Heat", "Goodfellas", well, most mobster movies and uhh..."The Goonies", plus so many more....(any documentary or foreign film usually captures my attention pretty quickly as well)
MUSIC: Medicine for the People!, Elephant Revival, Modest Mouse, CCR, Galactic, Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews, Radiohead, Beirut, Neil Young, Toubab Krewe, Mason Jennings, Bill Withers, Neutral Milk Hotel, Zeppelin, Thievery Corporation, Pepper, The National, Feist, Otis Redding, Little Dragon, Lotus, P Funk, Death Cab For Cutie, Dr. Dog, Fleet Foxes, Mountain Goats, Eddie Vedder, Robert Johnson, White Stripes, Slightly Stoopid, Johnny Cash, Matisyahu, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, STS9, Simon and Garfunkel, Passion Pit, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, Al Green to name a very few...I love funk music and hand drums make me happy. Old school rappers like Outkast, Notorious, and Slick Rick was my shit back in the day. I don't think I'll ever find Bob Marley to be cliche, listening to his lyrics is one of the quickest ways to put a smile on my face.
I devour food. Faves: Brie & a baguette, cashew cream cheese, V-E-G-E-T-A-B-L-E-S...sprinkled with a few other delicious things. For the last few years I've been focusing on most of my diet consisting of local fresh vegetables that I prepare myself (farmers market junkie)... I can handle a lot if I have good food. I also drink an absurd amount of water, and an ice cold kombucha can enhance any day.
Also, why the hell did I put quotations around EVERY movie listed above? I realized halfway through how annoying it was, found I was too lazy to delete it yet too dedicated to not follow through
Possibility B: Taking a hot bath and meditating (I do really dig my alone time)
Possibility C: All of the above and then some. It really all depends on what the night feels like.
I also never learned how to roller skate and I'm okay with that. There's more adventurous things to tackle at this point :)
Additionally, I'm looking for someone to re-enact the scene with me when Daniel Day Lewis from Last of the Mohicans says, "I WILL find you!" and then turns & jumps out of a big ass waterfall. Seriously. This is on my proverbial bucket list. Preferably an Asheville waterfall.