I am looking for folks who have visionary, expansive creative minds. A sense of direction and a definite sense of self. A strong sense of "play," curiosity, joy, hands-on exploration. A hunger to communicate richly, fully, and honestly. To engage truthfully with the world around you, and to see magick where magick lies. An ability to create your own fun. An eye for and a pursuit of beauty, in a multitude of forms.
I first created this account to connect on a platonic friendship level with kindred spirits/comrades, and that goal still holds. Romantic chemistry happens organically and the pathway for me is always friendship [ / I am not available for casual hookups]. Let's release expectations and enjoy the sparkly piqued-interest wonder accompanying meeting any new soul. Come as you are. We'll see what unfurls.
[I am in a longterm romantic partnership. I do believe that romantic affection can be cultivated sincerely and wholesomely with more than one person. My interest in open relationships, as I envision them for myself, comes from a place of understanding my own abundant capacity for love, the belief that I have much to learn from and share with multiple human beings, and an understanding of the power of romance and sexuality to facilitate and cultivate those connections. "Relationship Anarchy" is a model that makes sense to me.]
I am compelled to create / co-create art that gives voice to unspoken emotional necessity, embodied empathy, intuitive wildness. I am in a deep love affair with butoh, a practice which has liberated my body and galvanized my artistic and spiritual evolution. I also keep a humble daily practice in fusion bellydance techniques and vinyasa flow yoga. I sing, and am stepping more and more into my musicality. I performed living statuary professionally for ten years, and am generally game for whatever weirdo installation piece my artfriends and I might concoct. And I write, lots.
I share my home with an orange kitten named Icarus. He is big trouble and the love of my life.
I am a year-round all-weather bicyclist, and I have very strong emotions for my bike, a cute little red steel 1985 schwinn named Darla. She gets me everywhere.
I crave adventures. I love being immersed in interesting natural environments. My most favoritest adventures include 1. a friend spontaneously texting me at 5:00am and running away with me to a Boston harbor island during a tempest in March to watch the grey dawn, standing on the cliffs, whipped by wind and rain, 2. camping on Prince Edward Island, all brilliant green grasses, bright blue oceanwater, and red[!!!] soil, and 3. going to the mountains and learning about plant medicine with my love. I like seeking out rocky coves along on the coast that have a Pacific wildness that I have come to appreciate. In Portland proper, I enjoy the wet greenness, towering trees and luminescent mosses of Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park.I'm not a hardcore outdoorswoman - I just need fresh air, an active body, and beautiful views as much as I need good food and solid sleep in order to feel whole and healthy.
I have a presence that commands attention, without being overbearing. I can be reserved on account of shyness in unfamiliar social situations, but I am confident and comfortable in myself unto myself. I don't want fluff, I abhor friendships of convenience, let's talk, let's meet each others eyes, get to the marrow, give me some truth.
Fever Ray. Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil -- very into dreamy 80's goth rock. Nick Cave's voice makes me feel so safe. Jason Webley. Florence + The Machine. Jaggery. Swans and Angels of Light.
Books include -
Imajica, Clive Barker. American Gods, Sandman, Neil Gaiman. Just about anything Jonathan Safran Foer touches. I was raised on Tolkien.
I'm a sucker for a good burger and fries, ideally paired with a bloody mary [yep, at dinner.] Big love for reubens, really good Ethiopian, phở.... I am actually really into food / the ritual of going out to eat, be it restaurants or food carts.
This Toni Morrison quote and its wide-ranging applicability:
"I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game."
moon - pisces
ascendant - libra
mercury - leo
venus - leo
mars - leo
jupiter - aquarius
saturn - scorpio
uranus - sagittarius
neptune - capricorn
pluto - scorpio
dark moon lilith - taurus
north node - taurus / south node - scorpio
..... I can go into a lot more detail than that, but I'll exercise some control.
INFJ, or so the internet informs me.