In my studies and in my own development, I've found how often elegance can be an imposition. I am skeptical about our ability to understand virtually anything. I'm disillusioned, for the moment.
Despite this, I think it really matters to search for truth and to inspire others to do the same. That's what I want to do, and it's come to define me in some ways. Searching for truth is how I search for happiness, but it's rarely been how I've found it.
I kept a record of the experience at aupairsnips.tumblr.com.
After returning to the US, I carried out educational and ancient materials research at UGA for a bit. Now I'm managing a science and arts program at Georgia Tech. I love it.
To get to know my music, you should really check out my last.fm page: http://www.last.fm/user/cjpar
Or, if you'd rather not:
I'm into indie, folk, electronic, experimental and singer-songwriter, including:
Emperor X, Arthur Russell, Museum of love, Blood Orange, Jessie Ware, The Extra Glenns, The Fleetwoods, The Mountain Goats, Perfume Genius, Lorde, Mega Bog, Grouper, Bexar Bexar, Yeasayer, Neon Indian, Wild Nothing, Leonard Cohen, Snowblink, Devendra Banhart, Hauschka, Milosh, White Hinterland, Rhye, Erlend Øye, Jenny Lewis, Ilyas Ahmed, Majical Cloudz, The Knife, Sun Kil Moon, These New Puritans, Mr Twin Sister, Soap Kills, Talking Heads, Piano Magic, Christina Carter, Julianna Barwick, Fever Ray, Kisses, John Maus, Paavoharju, Inca Ore, If These Trees Could Talk, A Tribe Called Quest, Charalambides, Gregor Samsa, Lau Nau, Flying Lotus, Washed Out, Air, Figurine.
I don't have very strong opinions about food, but I love eating almost all of it.
Leading a meaningful life.