I am more like a painting than a book. What you see is exactly what you get, but you won't see it all at once. You'll think you do, because it's framed and it only takes a second or two to look at it. But to really see it...you can look at a painting for years and still find something you didn't see before, or maybe see it in a completely different way. You'll know this colour or that colour, that style, that reference, but you won't really know the totality of it - maybe never. The fun part is that a painting can grow with you.
I am more like a piece of music than a painting. A painting is something visual, and visuals speak easily. With music sometimes you really have to just let it happen and listen without censoring a feeling or two if you're going to let it get to you. And, if you do, the magic of it is that it will do all the work for you. That music will carry you, sometimes the same passage carries you for years and years, connecting you really deeply with your inner self in a way that words or pictures never really can.
I am what I am - the cover is easy to see, the signature is on the painting, it's framed, and if you are willing, all you have to do is press play to listen for a while. The magic, or the chemistry as people like to call it, might not come easily at first. But, there's a chance at alchemy here, and I would like to also read a good book, look at an awesome painting, and give myself over to hearing the music that is you.
I'm hoping to meet some new people and see if any kind of connection develops. For me, it's all about connection. We bring all of the decisions of our lives to the table at the moment of meeting a new person. It's an exciting moment and sometimes things click in a wonderful way.
I knew a sculptor once who was asked "how long did it take you to make this?" The answer: "all my life". I like that kind of attitude.
"Cultivate" is a big theme word for me lately.
About me: as far as work goes - I am a self-employed multimedia programmer/designer by day, a musician by whatever time is left :-) I've lived overseas, and hope to do so again. I have a strong interest in other cultures and have been lucky enough to be involved with a number of them in projects here in Vancouver and elsewhere. I believe in education, but not necessarily of the formal type. I am always trying to learn new things, expand what I understand about the things that move me, and to be open to learning things that take me out of my comfort zone.
Likes: exercise, bike riding, long walks, good food, cooking, learning about new wines (BC has some amazing offerings), quality over quantity, being real, working on myself, people who can hold a conversation and know how to ask as many questions as answers, reading (current reading: Cloud Atlas), learning, giving great massages, great kissing
Dislikes: fast mcfood, the overuse of "lol", false pretenses, unnecessary hostility with service people :-) , negativity
Travels: Germany, Holland, Denmark, UK, Italy, Japan, China, Thailand, Tunisia