Beckett24
48 Zürich, Switzerland
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My self-summary
It begins with conversation. Appeal to the imagination and doors open on their own.
The little things that make me happy... https://www.google.com/doodles/lotte-reinigers-117th-birthday
What I’m doing with my life
Working, reading, taking long, solitary walks on city streets when I need it. Falling into musical obsessions. Raising my children.
I’m really good at
Never being bored. Engaging personalities very different from mine. On a good day, doing a bit of provocative, sensual writing with style ... just because I like it.
The first things people usually notice about me
Openness to anyone who is willing to be open, and still giving it a go with those who aren't.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Moby Dick, Mad Men, Jane Austen, William Faulkner, Fassbinder, Hitchcock, Cat Power, Sinatra, Andy Warhol, Louise Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, Francis Bacon, Kafka, Nabokov, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Lady Gaga, Joy Division, T-Rex, The Smiths, Adele, Oscar Wilde, Erika Lust, William Gibson. Dostoyevsky. Bauhaus. Mary J. Blige. Ray Charles. Malcolm X. William Burroughs. Anais Nin, Hieronymus Bosch, Harpers Magazine, PJ Harvey, Marlene Dietrich, Jean-Luc Goddard, Egon Schiele, Lucien Freud, Mozart, Otto Dix, Joan Crawford, Uffizi, Georg Grosz, Grimes, Sammy Davis Jr. Goldfrapp, Lana del Rey, British Museum, Charles Bukowski, old Micky Rourke movies, Salon.com, Steampunk, Tate Modern, Kunsthaus Zürich, MoMA NY, Museum of Natural History. NY Public Library, Louis CK, Kurt Weill
The six things I could never do without
My kids
Art
News and non-fiction
Brains
Big cities
Wine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The years, the moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Wandering around Zürich, looking for a good movie, meeting up with friends or running along the lake.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I want to create mood like some of the artists, writers and musicians that have touched me over the years. That is aiming high, I know. But when I do write, I try to do it with texture and depth. A small sample below.

"And in this wordless moment he brings her close. He can feel the shape of her under his hand as he drags it down over the small of her back. For a moment, he pauses to let his fingertips trace over the fabric of her dress, and as his fingers push forward toward her it is like the silk melts away. She is close to him now and her breath is slow and deep. He looks up to find her eye. She catches him with her glance and holds him in it and he sees her lips slowly part. Leaning slightly he brings himself to her and feels the soft edge of her lip. And in this small space of time he finds the tip of her tongue with his. And her kiss is electric..."
You should message me if
You like good conversation. You have music to share. You like long stories that aren't too long, bad jokes that aren't too bad. You enjoy meeting new people, new personalities.
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