I was born and raised in Santa Rosa. I am Eritrean (small country in Africa).I have that infectious personality that loves to try new things. I am a [hiker]. You'd probably find me hiking to Lake Ilsanjo, or walking down RoughCo. trail. I love singing for fun (but I would love to start a band). I like singing anything too. Alternative, jazz, soul, R&B, so pretty much anything. I love to write poetry and go to poetry readings in San Francisco. I just love expressing myself in any way possible. I just appreciate life and take full advantage of it. I am 5'2, but my personality is larger than life. I love conversations that are endless and chattering away while drinking coffee or a glass of wine.
I am funny, intelligent, and artistic
In terms of movies, I am a sucker for philosophical movies like American Beauty, Life as a House, Big Lebowski, K-Pax, Hard Candy, Factory Girl, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, SuperBad, I hate any movie that is historically inaccurate like Troy, 300, and Gladiator. A little secret, I also love Bollywood movies. ha. It is embarrassing. However, absolute favorite movie has to be There Will Be Blood. It blew my mind away.
Because my family comes from Eritrea, I am a sucker for exotic food. I am used to eating spicy food with my hands, so I am not afraid to get messy. Indian food is exactly the same to me. I do eat with utensils...sometimes :p. When I have to. I just started getting into sushi
I saved the best part for last.Music. I am a die hard Radiohead fan. I also love Jose Gonzalez, Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nick Drake,Eritrean music, Regina Spektor, Coldplay, Feist, Animal Collective, Lady Gaga ( I know I know), The Shins, and anything that can capture a mesmerizing moment.
3) my paintings
4) my poetry
5) my best friends
6)my turquoise nose ring
Phaedo is the last book that Plato writes of Socrates. It takes place in the last couple of hours in Jail all the way to his death. After reading that it has changed my life. He argues for a pure and just life and goes on a quest for ultimate truth. Only to find (based on the oracle at Delphi as well) that he is the most knowledgeable. His students are incredibly distraught that their teacher is being put to death when clearly Socrates is innocent, so one of the students asked him to escape and they would have a place for him outsides of Athens where he can stay. Socrates refuses this gesture because why would he, who is living this pure and just life, do something unjust? Then Socrates goes on discuss how to reach the ultimate truth. He said that knowledge is bounded by the chains of the Human body. What I interpreted that was we are bounded by the chains of our own perception. How much can we really trust what we see or what we hear? Socrates later said that in order to attain this ultimate truth, you have to learn how to isolate your soul from the restrictions of your body. To him, that is why philosophers are incredibly intelligent; they know how to isolate their soul from within their body. Socrates achieved that. And so he doesn't understand why all of his students are sad and crying instead of happy? He tells them that they should not be sobbing because he would rather have his soul transcend to the heavens where he would live a much happier, and just life in a perfect world, than to live as a mortal in Athens where government rules your freedom. Thus, he drinks the Hemlock and dies.
Absolutely incredible. I think about Socrates' message in this story....a lot!
There are those days though...when I appreciate not moving from the house, and cooking myself a nice big dinner, and pouring a glass of wine only to watch a fantastic movie or tv show and just being able to take a moment and soak in the reality of whats around me.