CliffDiver
52 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Bought a convertible sports car. Driving upstate, Pennsylvania, Vermont, everywhere. That's my new reality. The rest of my ramblings here? Whatever.
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Thinking is so last century. I need to go to a new place, where the filters of time and space (and the resultant causality) don't limit us to the harsh If/Then model of western civilization. The Be world. I want to hang in the Be world. Which sounds a little nuts, but what the hell. The Do world is so filled with static and chaos and warped desires, treadmills leading nowhere. As my little nieces would giggle, "Chillax, dude!"
What I’m doing with my life
I'm throwing myself into the future. Occasionally thrown back. It's all good :)
I’m really good at
Each morning I walk onto my terrace and look for the commuter trains, ferries, helicoptors, planes, buses, trucks, taxis, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, in-line skaters, and pedestrians. I like to see them all as I'm air-drying from my shower. It's a simple, child-like ritual. Then I get dressed and walk to work.
The first things people usually notice about me
My piercing gaze? My generous laugh and sculpted cheekbones? My arrogance? I don't know.

People notice my sense of humor, but they are wrong to notice it, usually it's just my active mind pondering this or that outside of ordinary bounds, so they say, "Man you are so funny!" when I'm not being funny at all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Grendel & The Alchemist. And lately Shantaram.

A Strange Place to Meet & Fight Club. And lately The English Patient.

The Decemberists & Velvet Underground. And lately Carla Bruni. Leonard Cohen's The Future - wow.

Fruit & Beer (my great grandmother the bootlegger fed my mother beer and bananas when she was a toddler - it runs in the family). And lately protein shakes. No, not the old people kind, the weightlifter kind.
The six things I could never do without
When I was running in Central Park I thought, This is it, people need trees and grass, it's a primary connection, nothing is stronger, then when I was running along the Hudson I thought, Forget the damn trees, it's water we need, so I'll choose
1. trees.
2. flowing water.
3. Collaboration: I can't do it alone.
4. Colors. B&W works for movies and photos, but I wouldn't want it as a permanent condition.
5. Surprises. I guess I mean a confounding of expectations, and while expectations seem to be an anchor, a result of closed mindedness, without some expectations there can never be surprises, so I accept my closed mindedness.
6. Optimism. I mean, geez, imagine life without that?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Meaning. Just trying to find something that resonates. Joy is easy. Meaning is elusive. Someday!
On a typical Friday night I am
Home. Or away. Depends on the schedule.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm too whatever for my own good. Which means I create a life which will never truly be satisfying. And still, it's the only life that will be right for me.
You should message me if
If you believe that we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams (Wonka/O'Shaughnessy).

If you believe that the potential of the human individual is infinite (Tilman)

If you believe that play, passion, creativity, learning, generosity, kindness and deadly yet flavorful spice are the ingredients for a life well lived.
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