Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
We are but budding flowering lights of consciousness wandering this
infinite beautiful void and occasionally bumping into each other;
sometimes brightening paths as we go, sometimes colliding in chaos,
other times just drifting by.
Ask me if you'd like to know something, my life has been an open
book and I am deeply drawn to other wandering stars.
Artist (visual arts mostly), and sometimes work as a software
engineer, most recently at The New York Times.
Otherwise, traveling around the world, focusing on that which I
enjoy most -- I've yet to find a place, culture, or mythology that
I haven't absolutely fallen in love with.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I tend not to think of "my life". I believe life is fundamentally
simple, that the complexities and beauty of nature can be uncovered
when we look beyond our own imagined complexities
I believe the purpose of life is to live; follow your heart, follow
your bliss, just be-- when there is no goal there is a spontaneous
and uninhibited energy, an emergent freedom of being and the
continuous discovery of life in each moment --and with that
awareness life is transformed into a joyous innocence of
I think and meditate a lot on kundalini tantra*, meditative states
of nondualism, and nirvikalpa samadhi. These are themes that show
up in my artwork, and give language to transcendent
* there's often a lot of confusion surrounding tantra, specifically
about tantric sex, while there is an empowerment and liberation
through sexuality, I find the empowerment extends beyond the
bedroom. I wish we lived in a more sex positive culture where this
was easy to explain -- think of Tantra as an approach to Love, Sex,
Food, Friends, Travel, Art, and Living. If you're interested or
even curious I'm more than happy to discuss and/or learn more.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Letting go of ego, maintaining an almost childlike awe to the world
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Joseph Campbell, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Nietzsche, Proust (only when
I'm feeling vain), Oscar Wilde, and various science/nature
writing-- I tend towards non-fiction.
I love movies, from terrible B-list cult classics like Buckaroo
Banzai to the more mainstream classics like Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind, A Clockwork Orange, Amelie, The Big Lebowski, Into
the Wild, Trainspotting, Twelve Monkeys, The Princess Bride,
Tampopo, etc ... I recently fell in love with Only Lovers Left
I eat almost everything (no matter where on earth I find myself, if
I see someone eating something, then it must be edible so I'll
happily dig in), I especially love Korean and Vietnamese food,
French desserts, delicious wines too complex for my limited
understanding of wine, well-brewed beers without pretense, and most
of all new foods I've yet to experience!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Life, it seems, has an ironic sense of humor, everytime I think "I
could never do without this", that thing will usually be
So perhaps my current, soon to be lost, necessities includes:
+ transcendent bliss
+ awareness of beauty
+ loving kindness
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything! Often times I think about thinking; cognitive
heuristics are one of my favorite subjects for thought
And while I think a lot, I find the process limiting and
In the exhaustion of thought, there is a silence of mind and the
experience of the inexhaustible, a blissful beautiful freedom, a
choiceless awareness of the world as it truly exists. The
experience seems similar to Mescaline or Salvia, but only in that
it's impossible to describe articulately in words.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't think I've had a "typical" night since moving to NYC, this
city is steeped in magic.
I guess my absolute favorite times of the week are the midday
weekdays, say Tuesday around 2pm, you'll often find me at a cafe or
diner, headphones on, sitting quietly reading and sipping on tea.
The joy of these moments I cannot fully express.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I strangely never cried during movies, but I cried a little during
Lilo & Stitch-- that scene where he runs into the wilderness
with the story book, without family or home he stares existentially
into the stars and says, "I'm lost" -- I'm about to cry just
thinking about it
You should message me if
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you're curious, and perhaps want to chat about possibilities, or
chat about life or travel or food or art ... you have something to
teach me, or think we'd have an amazing time together.
I adore loving kind-hearted people; strange people, normal people,
smart people, silly people, GGG people, poly people, non-poly
people, people who love animals, people who love life ...
I find the most attractive people are those with an honest lust for
life, a sentimentality, a willingness to be vulnerable appreciating
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