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My self-summary
Stories are painting me, a living portrait, breathing, moving, growing, every new word, every new line, every new blank another layer adding to its depth.
The eye can only catch what’s pictured within the frame, but beyond it there is a whole world you can only guess and imagine.
I like to see life in all its colors and shades and sometimes have a taste for contrasts. Together they make the world complete, and I want to seize them, all in one hand. Art, Literature, Music, Nature - they are my drugs, and sometimes I feel the need to sharpen my senses to the fullest so that I could let them take over me completely.

I really care about expression, I admire those that can express more by saying less, and have a high regard to originality. I admit I like complicated and complicating things, facing mirrors, questions that bounce off the walls of my skull, knots and folds, stories that always reinvent their endings.

Now, due to the many misunderstandings it caused, I think I should once and for all try to clarify my "other and very serious about it" choice of spiritual orientation (by no means I call it religion). After many years of searching, I can say that I roughly consider myself close to SBNR non-theist (not to be confused with atheist, happen to get along with them very well, though), having my own, self-crafted formula, including a set of positions such as: deism, pandeism, agnosticism, skepticism, all shaped by a strong inclination towards ietsism and ignosticism ("Darn sniffy woman, throwing all those buzz-words at me now, who the fuck does she think she is??" Mwahahahaha! I'm just evil.) Short put, I don't believe in any kind of a nanny-god, nor in some separate entity, with a clear plan such as which side of the doughnut should hold the jam. And the fact that I believe I shouldn't give a name to my orientation doesn't mean that it is not an important part of my life, on the contrary, spirituality means very much and says a lot about me as a person. So... there you are, all ye curious ones, "now you know, and knowing is half the battle"... against the fierce army of ontological chickens).

Oh, our mighty okcupid, only a dash next to religion in the details box could be understood as "I don't care/don't think about/don't want to talk about" religion, which is not true. On the other hand, an "other" religion happened to be understood as if I might be part of some obscure head-chopping-virgin-sacrificing cult... And, okcupid, believe me, it's overly annoying to have to convince people that I'm not part of any Mickey-Mouse-worshiping sect! (facepalm)
So, if by your mercy people that do not consider themselves to be atheists have the right to state their spirituality, please, bestow upon us the honor of specifying "religion/spiritual orientation" or SBNR (spiritual but not religious) in the details card.

When needed, I can speak and act like a human being... even if to some it might not seem so. I may be introverted, but I like to think that I have a strong humanistic core (that meaning I admire its potential rather than what humanity presently is)

I'm much of a profile hunter/haunter now, I like to observe how some people try to capture that tricky, evasive bit of their own essence in an interesting way, against the limitations of a summary box.
Rather interested in the occasional witty conversation, maybe some suggestion for a new book, show, or just that brilliantly funny message.
Curious but respectful, bit snoopy but discreet, tiptoeing, not intruding.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to see it and picture it from the most possible angles and loot through as many of its folds as deep as I can reach.

In English, I can say that I'm at a crossroad in my life, after some events that changed its course.
I moved to Israel from Romania (yes, I'm Romanian, and when I was seven, I used to make small tricolor paper flags and then cut out the communist coat of arms with tiny scissors and a large grin).
If you happen to message me in Hebrew, I might not yet be able to understand quite everything and find it difficult to detect the Hebrew characters on my keyboard.
I'm on a constant quest to find cheese that would taste close to the one I used to eat back in Bucharest and try to fight my new hummus addiction. :P
Also, I keep surprising myself hands in pockets, with a perplex look in my eyes, marveling in front of some citrus tree. I still feel puzzled at the sight of streets where oranges grow in trees!!
I’m really good at
Observing things and persons from a distance but with a close eye
apparently, writing lengthy profiles
petting hedgehogs
The first things people usually notice about me
just the tip of the iceberg :)
that I rarely speak when I have nothing special to say
my blue eyes, even if they're mostly green
the inquisitive look in them
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Chaotically enough, I list (though I hate listing...):
All fairy-tales and legends
Homer - Iliad, Odissey Dante Alighieri - La Divina Comedia
The Hierogliphical History - Dimitrie Cantemir
Miguel de Cervantes - The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
Mircea Eliade – The Mith of the Eternal Return, Myths, Dreams and Misteries, The History of Religions
George Orwell - 1984, Animal Farm, Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, Milan Kundera
Edwin Abbott Abbott. – Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven - Ringworld, Serge Brussolo - Iron Carnival
latest gem discovered: Villains of Their Own Kind - Erick Stonefield https://www.facebook.com/VillainsOfTheirOwnKind
I like comics a lot, too, especially Marvel,
I'm a big fan of Magneto :)

Films & shows:
Charlie Chaplin films, Fred Astair musicals,
films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Spielberg, Emir Kusturica, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrik
Casablanca, Zorba the Greek, The Wizard of Oz, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Persona, Of Mice and Men, Life is Beautiful, The Soul Keeper, Life of Bryan, A Clockwork's Orange, Brazil, Stranger than Fiction
Monty Python, Yes, Prime Minister
Martial art movies - Brucee Lee, Jakie Chan,
James bond, Mission Impossible, M.A.S.H.
Firefly, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, X-Files,
Batman, Matrix, Blade Runner
Rome, Game of Thrones
Cartoons and animation: Gopo, Hannah-Barbera Tom&Jerry, Pixar (Megamind!), Southpark
Lately, the only thing I watch on TV is The Dog Whisperer, with Cesar Milan (I even record it sometimes).

Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, King Quest
Worms, Carmaggedon, NFS, GTA, Tropico, Magika, Age of Empires, StarCraft, Unreal Tournament, Bioshock, The Elder Scrolls, Witcher, Mass Effect II, and others. It's true, I don't play that much lately, and sometimes I just like to watch someone else play, not necessarily play myself (a sort of video game voyeurism haha :P)

I listen to all kinds of music but choose only that which thrills my heart. I enjoy soft harmonies, but also those sounds with an edge.
I can listen to grands of the Classical like Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Mahler, Chopin, Liszt, but also Jazz, bossa nova, blues, rock&roll, rock, raggae, ska, Electro..........
I don't really listen by genre or group, but rather to the song, if I like how it sounds, it fits my mood and fills in the moment....

Foodies: danablu cheese washed with a fine red wine, sea fruit, especially shrimps, currys, mushrooms, also hummus, Romanian sarmale, chocolate, and pufuletzi.
I'm also a big tea-freak: white, green, red, chai, but especially black - simple, Darjeeling or Earl Grey, my favorite (you can call me "white&nerdy", I don't mind). Recently I'm also a lot into coffee: espresso and cappuccino.

and, well, the world is full of flavors.

Oh, and I have to mention that I also love cooking. I find that trying new recipes and improvising is always exciting, building and growing a beautiful collection of spices is a most rewarding project, and sunshine smiles back at me, reflected from all the pots and pans. :)
Six things I could never do without
shower, books, blank paper sheets and a pen, an internet connected computer, robot-chicken-with-a-pulley-in-the-middle (thumbsup if you know where I got that from)
...well, it was a "six things" list, that's why it doesn't include persons
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what thoughts are made of (that's blueberries, of course, you just have to taste)
thinking outside the box: how many boxes are out there and how they are placed
The Larch
the thinkwrite
the perfect blueberry wine
On a typical Friday night I am
reading, listening to music, watching a movie, playing a computer game
Practicing my bent notes on my C diatonic harmonica
Negotiating with neighbors on how hard they should be hitting the pipes while I practice my harmonica... after all, we could make a band if we keep it going this way: them on percussion, me on the harp... not so bad!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm afraid of moths.... you know, night butterflies... even small ones. They seem so smooth and fragile and when they bump into me I think they're going to crush against my skin and fill me with the thick greasy dust on their wings... I'm NOT kidding! When they are still, they seem interesting but when one of those little bug monsters flies spiraling through the windows I Swooshhh! away through the door screaming the very instant.
You should message me if
not optional:
you really want to know me better as a person, not as an object
you mean what you say
you can handle differences of opinions without taking it personal

and, especially if:
you need a friend
you have something interesting to discuss or debate
you can make me question myself and the world around me
you think that sometimes, thinking outside the box might lead to another box (and there are many boxes in the Big Bad Babushka that swallowed the world)
you can make me laugh, I love a fine sense of humor
you can mend or replace that remote control for my beloved space ship, so that I can take off this planet already...
you didn't fall asleep before you finished reading this profile

as for matches, I just have to say this: "Can a matchbox? No, but a tin can." :P
The two of us