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33 M Portland, OR

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Last Online
Yesterday – 8:39pm
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Other, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Italian (Okay), Arabic (Poorly)

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My self-summary
"This is a subtle truth: whatever you love, you are." - Jalaluddin Rumi

I love celebrating life, in all of its joys and sorrows, beauty and illusion, pleasure and pain. I love this being human, and living the truth of what I experience. I love being present in my body and listening to what it has to teach. I love singing and being the resonance of the universe. I love that it is all vibration, that we are all music, each one of us a unique voice in the chorus of existence. I fucking love music. I love to play with sounds and draw out novel tones from random objects, from my body to stalactites to the surface of the water in hotsprings. I love to open my body to the music, and let it flow through me so that my movement comes from a place of authentic inspiration, expressing the words that only my body can say. I love observing my approach to dance and using it as a template to inform the way I live. My life is lived the way my body is danced. I love the dance of relationship with those in my life. I love encountering those rare beings whose life is fueled by a visceral passion in their soul to express themselves, and in their intimacy with their art, exude duende. I love following my inspiration, and knowing that it is not that which inspires me, but the inspiration itself that is my calling. I love hiking, camping, and being in nature. I love honoring the sacred in the profane, and saying "yea" to it all - the shit and the beauty, the harmony and the conflict, the creation and the destruction, the sorrow and the joy. I love staying open to my emotions, and feeling them deeply. I love deep, genuine connection with others. I love honoring the divine in everything, in recognition that all I experience is a projection of myself. I love to laugh and cry and express my emotions, the guideposts to my truth. I love intellectual satire, running jokes, and I shamelessly snicker at cheap potty humor and innuendo. I love to be silly and joke, and enjoy being around people who appreciate the humor of life. I love getting engulfed in epicurean delights. I love a wicked cross-over or a no-look lob pass, and I appreciate the beauty of a simple pick-and-roll executed to perfection just the same. I love to find beauty with the lens, and share it with the world. I love to listen to the notes that only I can hear, and compose them in rich layers like combining flavors in a recipe. I love to step into the flow and allow the poetry to move through me. I love the flow that is life. I love languages and exploring people and cultures. I love words, like "mellifluous" and "choufleur". I love the warmth that "madrugada" brings to my soul, and that "succinct" tastes citrusy to my mouth. I love the sound of the rain, a lullaby for my psyche, a sonic cleansing of the soul. I love the changing of the seasons, and riding the cycle of what each brings to my life. I love creating and living, dying and growing. ॐ
What I’m doing with my life
Being. Following my bliss. After spending the last 7 years in a successful run of my photography business, I just recently uprooted my life and walked away from the photography biz in order to follow the calling of my life's greatest passion: making music.

I'm working on an album right now, so these days I spend a lot of time composing, writing, recording, and engineering. I sing daily, love to dance, take saunas, do bodywork, get out on hikes/spend time in nature, go to Breitenbush, and I love to connect with community, family, and friends. I like playing boardgames and catching flicks at the Laurelhurst. I'm also a basketball nut, and frequently watch Blazers games. I'm living exactly as I want to, moving solely from a place of inspiration, and fully engaged in living life.
I’m really good at
taking pictures, dancing, playing, singing, composing music, ecstatic poetry, languages, word games like scrabble and boggle, traveling where my heart leads me, exploring cultures, adapting, improvising, intuiting, listening to my body and giving it what it needs, massage therapy, emotional processing, calling/questioning people on their shit, acceptance, equanimity, stillness, patience, letting go, finding truth, living my art.
The first things people usually notice about me
On the dance floor, I've been told it's my kinetic creativity and expressiveness. Strangers occasionally tell me how moved/inspired they are by watching me dance.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Here are my favorite songs and movies and things that other people have created but that I use to express my individualism. (touché, Stewie Griffin ;)

The Prophet, Invisible Man, The Poisonwood Bible, Candide by Voltaire, La Première Gorgée de la Biere, Il Inferno, Tao Te Ching, anything Rumi, Hafez, Jung, or Joseph Campbell.

Baraka, Waking Life, Amélie, La Haine, Amores Perros, Crash, The Triplets of Belleville, Office Space, Fight Club, Locked Stocked and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Duck Soup (I grew up on the Marx Bros.), The Godfathers 1&2, L'Auberge Espagnole, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, The Power of Myth, Mythos lectures by Joseph Campbell, Spirited Away, I <3 Huckabees, Dressed to Kill - Eddie Izzard, any of Russell Peters' or Dave Chappelle's standups.

I don't own a tv, but do get down with The Daily Show, Colbert, Dexter, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Mad Men, Archer, Flight of the Conchords, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Sherlock. I also enjoy radio, or rather the modern equivalent - podcasts like Radiolab and This American Life. And Alan Watts recordings. Ooh, and I'm a connoisseur of TED talks, particularly ones on Vulnerability, Genius, Right Brain, and Neuroscience. Confession: the intro soundscape to TED talks actually kind of excites me :) (Yes, I am most certainly a sapiosexual.)

Music: my parents', Amélie-les-Crayons, Astrud Gilberto, Bach, Balkan Beat Box, Beethoven, Bjork, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Buena Vista Social Club, Chopin, Cinematic Orchestra, Citizen Cope, Common, De La Soul, Dead Can Dance, Desert Dwellers, Diana Krall, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Erykah Badu, Federico Aubele, Fela Kuti, Gotan Project, Govinda, Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), J-Live, Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Kaya Project, Kitka, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Lamb, Les Nubians, Lhasa de Sela, Louis Armstrong, Macklemore, Manu Chao, Mari Boine, Martin Sexton, Miles Davis, Mos Def, Nujabes, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nina Simone, Nitin Sawhney, Norah Jones, Ozomatli, Paris Combo, Pharcyde, Phutureprimative, Pink Floyd, Pink Martini, Paul Simon, Ravi Shankar, Sade, Saul Williams, SBTRKT, Serge Gainsbourg, Shpongle, Stan Getz, Stevie Wonder, Talib Kweli, The Beatles, The Roots, The Wailin' Jennys, Thievery Corporation, Trentemøller, Yo-Yo Ma, Zap Mama, etc.

Top 5 cuisines by nation (yes, I keep a list) : Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Indian, and French (if for nothing else than their divine desserts). Oh but there's also Mexican, which is one of my comfort foods. And phở. Oh god yes phở. Ooh, and good ramen. Yeah, basically I'm a gourmand.
The six things I could never do without
This ashtray.
This paddle game.
This remote control.
These matches.
And this lamp.
Oh, and this chair.

And that's all I need. I don't need anything else.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the present moment. Which usually doesn't involve much thought at all :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm open without needing to be filled. I'm not looking for validation. I have no interest in possessing. As such, I have no desire for someone to be devoted to me; I appreciate people who are devoted to themselves and their personal growth. Meeting someone in that space, I'm happy to be devoted to the relationship as a means to explore life and thrive together.

And I listen to my inner guidance for every decision I make.

Also, my life is my yoga, so something to consider: The Yoga of Relationships.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 28–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you're inspired to do so. If you think we'd be good playmates, and you dance and sing, and love to express yourself. If you live your life as art, with creativity and a willingness to explore. If you're grounded and are devoted to a practice that puts you in your body. If you practice mindfulness, are experienced with emotional processing, and you know how to listen to whatever triggers you instead of avoiding it. If you have strong communication skills, and express your thoughts openly and your needs clearly. If you are daringly honest with others and with yourself. If you love yourself, and know how to be vulnerable. If you value the blessing it is to be truly seen by another. And your will to live fully is stronger than the barrier to your comfort zone.

Or send me a message if you're a fellow artist, dancer, or musician and want to connect. If you're a beautiful soul and you're open to being a muse and want to share something that you think might inspire me. If my profile resonated with you, and you think we might get along. I enjoy connecting with new people and have no expectations about being on here. I'm not restricting myself to romantic connections on here, as I know that often times you can meet people with whom you resonate, despite not matching up romantically, during the dating dance. And I have an appreciation for authentic/playful/nurturing/stimulating/fun/creative connections regardless of how they come about :)