I like to think of myself as a pragmatic optimist; despite the abundant and admonishing evidence in every biology class I've ever taken that the world is, more or less, doomed in a macroscopic sense, I'm rooting for archaea to be our replacement.
Usually, I feel very closely connected to the earth and the resident biota, even though I don't go outside to visit nearly as often as I'd like. Floating alone in hot springs at night is probably one of the most transcendental things I've ever experienced. I'm also not ashamed to admit that trees and the ocean can be great company.
I like connecting to human minds, too, on occasion; I tend to appreciate longer stories, shorter poems, irregularly shaped architecture, thoughtful compositions, and the like. I prefer the kind of art makes you discover something you would have never even thought about beforehand.
And, as evidence by the apparent stream of consciousness above, I like to let my mind wander from one area to the next. Some days I contemplate the existence of the moon, and others if the gradual disappearance of the Y chromosome means that humans are inexorably spiraling towards eusociality; however, I usually concentrate on what it is to be conscious and how to do that better.
Hopefully that clarifies a little bit about what I am and what I want to be.
Oh, and by the way, I'm not allowed to change my username unless I pay money. Apparently, a younger version of myself decided to try this out and banged in whatever letters came to his fingers. The name itself isn't significant in any way.
Also, I'm currently in the editing process of this page, so if something doesn't make sense it will probably be fixed soon.