It would be great if you loved books and movies and were insatiably curious. I'd love to meet people, now mostly healthy, yet with a history of having a bit of an edge, particularly artists, writers, musicians: misfits who make the world more interesting, more rich. Tell me you've traveled everywhere and what you loved about each place. Tell me you've been in touch with your darkness, your self- loathing, your fear and how how you're stepping over and through them to the other side.
Dance like you enjoy your body and can feel the music in every atom. Pull me into your exciting and positive world and let's shake things up together.
Be the hero of your own life and you will be most welcome to witness the wildness, mystery and powerful beauty of mine.
I am Fiery, Passionate, and Alive
For 11 years I sent people to Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands for a living, a fantastic job, yet I am over the moon that I'm not doing it anymore. I'm writing now and I'm so freaking happy!
I'm also a costumer/parade artist and perform with a parade troupe at the Oregon Country Fair. I'm also a ritualist, an actress, an Isadora Duncan-inspired dancer, an improv commedienne, percussionist, angelic singer, and I professionally read and teach the Tarot.
For two years I owned an organic women's clothing shop. Plus I've published a book about ritual which was a sweet project. I have to say I'm living a rich life in my beloved Portland. My community is so wondrous, love-filled and happy/strange. How I love my town!
Plus I have to mention the big, giant, cosmic onion. I'm a spiritual peeler. What do you mean "create your own reality?" I wanna know.
Book: Recently the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. I loved the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (probably a girl thing.) The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell or Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being. How about that David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas or Ursula LeGuin, all of it. John Crowley, Little Big. Jim Harrison, Dalva. Jorge Amado. Kim Stanley Robinson: Mars Trilogy. Sherri Tepper, Starhawk. Tom Robbins is a god. Neal Stephenson. I'm a reader.
Film: Almost Famous, Strictly Ballroom, Blade Runner, Donnie Darko, Children of Men, Pan's Labrynth, The Handmaid's Tale, Inglorious Basterds, Juno, Slumdog Millionaire, Dangerous Liasons, Amelie, Mississippi Masala, Henry & June, Master and Commander, Room with a View, Fanny & Alexander, Les Enfants du Paradis, Jules et Jim, La Dolce Vita or ... (I've loved so many)
Food: I was a vegetarian for 20 years and then at my naturopath's urging, started eating meat. I recently traveled to India and stayed at an Ayurvedic retreat center where I was vegetarian again. Since I've been home I've been focusing on eating whole foods mostly vegetarian and some fish. I feel pretty stable with this diet now and it feels healthy for me.
Music: Manu Chao or The Buena Vista Social Club, Michael Franti/Spearhead. I have a new respect for kirtan: Jai Uttal and Krishna Das. Came a bit late to the Decembrists which I now love. Ray LeMontaigne. Cheb I Sabbah, Tori Amos, Regina Spector, Mumford & Sons - this list is way too long to start.
Ask me ten minutes from now.
"The greatest thing you will ever learn is to be loved, and to give love in return."