Non-conformist living in de Zaanstreek loving open space, empty horizons.
Key words: friendly, sincere, a little shy, modest, creative, intelligent, faithful and very much an individualist ('sparrows fly in flocks, eagles fly alone' kind of thing:-).
Reaching out here in search of other individuals who might be interested in friendship; sharing thoughts, feelings, believes, passions and anything else considered shareable.
If you like me please drop me a note because I am not on A-List and I definitely would like to send you a thank you in return.
What I’m doing with my life
Spending 5 days a week on work (it regularly feels as a life waster) and dreaming about freedom (which seems tot be around the corner) and love (which seems to be beyond reach at all).
Fortunately there is music, good books, interesting projects and my big dog friend to compensate the void and my growing despair.
I’m really good at
Probably making my life more difficult than necessary :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
I am quite happy to leave first impressions to those who experience
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fantastic literature and SF. The obvious Tolkien (although I read
most of his books when I was 12), Jack Vance, Ballard, Lafferty and
numerous others (lost count of the number of books and authors and
need to move to a house with a bigger library)
Great music is of any period of time and my interest spans from
Stabat Mater to contemporary music and in every genre in between.
Nowadays we live in a great age and I am currently particularly
fond of progressive rock. Some names of an ever changing list :
Steve Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Anathema, Blackfield, Dandy Warhols,
Blaudzun and many more
The six things I could never do without
Air, water, food, friendship, love, sex, music, intimacy, motorbike rides far away from dutch traffic regulations and speed cameras, my loved ones, my dreams and - last but not least - my large dog friend and in addition to that: everything else crossing my path and yes; I don't give a damn about six; I want it all but don't seem to be able to get it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Future - actually not feeling happy with my current life and dreaming about possibilities to extend the mental horizon.
Design and engineering - a passion I am carrying with me throughout my entire life and which results in an vast number of ridiculous projects that vary from visual art through motorcycle restoration to boat building and many other areas in between. Another reason for moving to a place with more space.
Geopolitics; observing developments in our society which concern me; make me wonder what my kids and their kids will have to cope with - it feels as a civilization in decline.. Probably an age related thing but nevertheless...
On a typical Friday night I am
There actually isn't such a thing as a typical Friday night but will probably sip some red wine in between a ton of other things
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd rather share my private things with individuals chosen by myself than in public. Willing to admit here that I'm actually quite happy NOT to live IN the city but nearby; close enough to enjoy the benefits, far away enough to be disconnected from the disadvantages.
You should message me if
You want to know more, become friends or just want to drop me a note. I am not on A-List so if you like me it would be great if you would let me know.