"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." -- Leonard Cohen
"Without deviation from the norm, 'progress' is not possible." -- Frank Zappa
More about me:
Immersed in the art of manifesting/Sensory oriented/Heart and mind together/Irreparably off-the-wall sense of humor/
Cooking a vibrant Italian meal and serving it with a soul-stirring wine
I have a few impressions in my back pocket and have been known to make up characters, only to set them loose in the most ridiculous manner imaginable.
Ah yes, and let's not forget dental hygiene.
A few poets: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Pablo Neruda, William Stafford, Naomi Shihab Nye, Joni Mitchell
A few movies: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Le Hérisson, Blade Runner, 8 1/2 Women (not to be confused with Fellini's 8 1/2, but that's a great film too), Woody Allen, Coen Brothers, Kubrick, Godard, and too many others to stuff into this column.
A bit more music: Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Florence + the Machine, Frank Zappa, Yes, King Crimson, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Daniel Lanois, The Cure, Hans Zimmer, Bon Iver, Bjork, The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sun Ra, Al di Meola, Astor Piazzola, Pat Metheny, Bruce Hornsby, Alexis Weissenberg, Serge Gainsbourg, Albert Marcœur, Billie Holiday with Lester Young, Shirley Horn with Charlie Haden, and .... !!. Music is like breathing for me, and so it feels funny trying to pick a favorite anything.
TV: More often than not I find myself watching it vicariously through others, however the new Cosmos is a breath of fresh air!
Food: Freshness, balance, simplicity... That basically means Italy. Yes, I'd like to eat the whole country of Italy. I love to indulge in great Indian, Mexian (especially Oaxacan), Thai and Vietnamese fare. Brunch at French bistro? Yes and yes!