I'm a nature-lover, classically-trained musician & classical audiophile, intuitive bodyworker, amateur dancer, closet orchestra-conductor, and wannabe film critic. I have a master's degree in philosophy, cosmology & consciousness, and bachelor 's degrees in environmental studies and music -- all of which is to say that I am fascinated by just about EVERYTHING. At the end of the day, though, I'm more of a spiritual practitioner than an armchair intellectual.
Those in my inner circle know me to be also deep, wise but humble, generous-spirited, delightfully playful (this guy's inner-child is alive and well!) and quirkily creative (I once constructed a life-size PEZ dispenser out of plumbing parts), dependable for anything, deep-feeling, and passionately committed to personal evolution and living in integrity with my ever-evolving worldview. I'm often told I'd make a great therapist, teacher, parent.
I'm thrilled to be drumming again after a many-year hiatus!
[ Re-reading: Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek ]
Films: Tree of Life, 8 1/2, Oldboy, Inception, Black Swan, The Fountain, Hugo, Melancholia, Enter the Void, Lord of the Rings, Gosford Park, Crouching Tiger / Hidden Dragon, City of God, City of Lost Children, American Beauty, A Christmas Story, Princess Bride, The Big Lebowski, Kill Bill; anything by the Coen brothers, Kubrick, Scorsese, Inarritu, Ang Lee.
[ Just saw: Force Majeure ]
Music: Classically trained, I can and never will (indeed, have no desire to) escape the orbit of the Great Composers. Bach is my bread and butter. Mahler is the closest thing to my heart in the world. Other old stand-by's: Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, Messiaen, Schubert, Stravinsky... (I really could go on forever.) Been getting into jazz, and always appreciate the local folk artists and anything that can inspire my body to get down.
[ Just listened to: 5 different recordings of Brahms' First Symphony ]
Food: I'm a lifelong vegetarian-turned-selective omnivore with a much-moderated but intense snack-tooth. I'm very accepting of others' eating choices. If I could get away with it, I would subsist entirely on Indian food (esp. naan).
[ Just ate: my first $100 meal ]
2. Wildness (both inner and outer manifestations thereof)
3. Music (making and listening to)
4. Children (in all their undiluted magnificence)
5. Elders (when you see everyone as your elder, you know you're onto something...)
6. Popcorn (seriously)
[ Presently thinking about: black holes as eternal information repositories of the cosmos... and sex ]
* if you're not looking to simply date but are nonetheless intrigued, you are willing to risk getting close with someone who is still in the process of integrating his last (very recent) relationship
* karmic forces compel you to do so ;)