Kindness, good humor, sensitivity and grounding are some keywords. I admit to being serious without being somber: smiling and making funny faces is so important....
I am interested in finding someone to have a serious relationship with, a partnership. While I expect that along the way I might have shorter and lighter involvements, that's my overarching goal in being here.
Most recently purchased: Rebecca Solnit's The Faraway Nearby. Most recently finished: Jonathan Franzen's The Discomfort Zone. Majorly informed by A.H. Almaas in the spirituality zone; and in literary ways I've been touched by Dubliners (James Joyce); Madame Bovary (Flaubert); The Fixer (Malamud), bits of the Bible-as-literature, and many poems by Auden, James Merrill, Rumi, Bishop, Frost, Shakespeare, Plath, Moore, Yeats, Malech, etc.
Black Orpheus. The Ice Storm; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and everything else by Ang Lee. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Groundhog Day. The Horse's Mouth. The Decalogue (Kieslowski). Koyaanisqatsi. Into the Woods. Princess Mononoke. Triplets of Belleville. The Lives of Others. The Hurt Locker. Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
though I don't watch much at all these days, I've enjoyed Six Feet Under and Arrested Development. Fawlty Towers is a perennial favorite--John Cleese is a force of nature.
In the Western classical world, say Bach and Brahms and Beethoven; and in the modern arena, Talking Heads, Built to Spill, Dar Williams, Patty Griffin, Belle & Sebastian, MGMT, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Manu Chao, Muse, The Knife, Bastille, The Shins... and those amazing Tibetan monks--the ones with the super-deep voices!
Butternut squash in any of its resplendent forms. Lox. Pesto. Salads of many ingredients. Chocolate. (Another thing I'm good at: buying chocolate!) Thai and Indian food in particular, but really I haven't met a cuisine I didn't like... except maybe Venetian--it's crazy what they will fry in Venice.
* good literature
* work or service to be involved in
* continuing education (both broadly and narrowly defined)
* meditation and spiritual work
How to balance a busy work schedule with spiritual practice and relaxation.
What adventures to cook up in my off hours, and who I want to go adventuring with!