With an eight year old daughter, various loves, a new band, a writing career and Grad School for intermodal Expressive Therapy at Lesley University, I'm a tad busy. I am sufficiently busy that scheduling is a challenge. But not impossible!
I am a strange blend of wacky mystical artist and scientist and smartass. On the science end, I am obsessed with cuttlefish and one day will probably return to school for a PhD in Marine Biology so I can study them. When I'm 65 or so.... my retirement career!
Regarding religion: I am spiritual rather than religious, and influenced by multiple streams, Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, Gnostic Christianity. If I had to encapsulate it I guess I am more shamanic than anything, but I do meditate and practice mindfulness as well and have learned quite a bit from reading Thich Na Haan and Pema Chodron. Sufism is well encapsulated by the Sufi poet, Rumi, it's very love based, the symbol I love best from Sufism is the Sufi Winged Heart. Did you know that in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene she was his first Disciple and Partner.... and that she was never a whore? Some nasty pope spread propaganda turning her into a whore and perverted the scriptures much later in the 12th century.... go look it up! Ultimately my thoughts on religion and spirituality can be summarized thusly: I believe that Divinity is itself energy, flow, current which we can connect to directly, but often while incarnate in bodies, we feel more comfortable employing the User Interface of a Religion, a God(dess), Angels, etc. Under the hood I believe that all religions are reaching to the same Source, so I tend to ignore or point and giggle at "One True Way" mentality.
INFP, but Ambivert, so ENFJ, too.... I switch. Switching is a big thing with me. ;-)
I am feline, labyrinthine, and ridiculous
Paddling boats when my schedule permits. I was Team Captain for the Inaugural year of my school having a Dragon Boat team, and we did awesome for a first year team, coming in second place in the college race and winning our last race against two established teams. YEAH! Had to take a year off of that, and I'm getting my head and body back in the game. Yearrrrr!
Singing my heart out. Writing new songs. I bought my first drum in 2013 and I am having fun playing that, too!
Getting my band going. Wheeeee!
Poems. Mixed media art. And quite a bit of activism these days.
Laughing at the antics of my little girl, who is made of much awesome.
I truly do not know. Feel free to enlighten me.
Anything by Madeleine L'Engle, "A Winter's Tale" by Mark Helprin, "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire, "Art Heals" by Shaun McNiff, the Kushiel books by Carey, Thich Na Haan, "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass, "The Places that Scare Us" by Pema Chodron, the Anita Blake books by Laurell K Hamilton (guilty pleasure), the Sookie books by Charlaine Harris, Skin by Kathe Koja, Snow Crash & the Diamond Age by Neil Stephenson, "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo, various by Michael Crichton, a gazillion other books. If I listed off all the books I love, it would take hours, result in pages and pages of text and still not capture them all, yes, I am a bookworm, books were my first drug of choice.
Game of Thrones (new season has begun, squee!), Walking Dead, Treme, True Blood, Homeland, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Heroes, Babylon 5, Buffy, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica (it's dead, sigh), House, Firefly, Smash, Project Runway.
Star Wars (original trilogy), Serenity, Amelie, the Prophecy, Poltergeist, ET, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Highlander, Pan's Labyrinth, the Muppet Movie, the Great Muppet Caper, the Matrix, the Princess Bride, Flatliners, Thunderheart, Braveheart, Elizabeth, the Dark Crystal. Requiem for a Dream is fantastic but so twisted and upsetting to watch that I can't quite list it as a fave, know what I mean?
Techno, Trance, Classical, Musical Theater (esp. Sondheim & William Finn, oh and Wicked!), Evanescence, Sarah McLaughlin, Imogen Heap, Tori Amos, a-ha, Peter Gabriel, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Marillion, gazillion others.
Yes, the user name is a veiled reference to Kitty Pryde from the X-Men. Yes, you get points if you picked up on that before I told you.
I am often not competent to make coffee when un-caffeinated. This conundrum has created many a humorous scene in the AM. Example: Leaving the Dunkie's Iced Caramel in my car and having an epic quest searching for it when it was not on my desk at work. Ooops.
** You have deep thoughts that are well balanced by a sense of humor and absurdity.
** If you care intensely about other humans, and the fact that we are destroying this planet and should stop doing so before it's too late!
** If you share my obsession with the neuroscience of cuttlefish.
** If Project Runway is one of your guilty pleasures (OK if you are a shameless fan, too).
** If you like to dissect Torchwood, Doctor Who and/or Battlestar Gallactica.
** If epic combat with lightsabers sounds like pretty hot foreplay to you and/or just good times in general.
** If you can write an introductory email with content more interesting than "U R so hott" or "hi, lets chat." Now in my 40s, I am a stuffy curmudgeon who absolutely requires intellectual stimulation from potential partners, I literally will not become aroused without it and netspeak gobledygook like "U R" is a massive turn-off unless used in ironic self-deprecation. (LOL, OMG, ROFL are fine, but not the whole of your initial message, mmkay?)
** If playing Cards Against Humanity is your idea of a good night with friends.