Let’s eat a picnic in a tree in New Zealand among mists the float over the hills.
Let’s explore new ideas for making the world a better place, and insights into our own growth, inspiring and challenging each other.
Let’s take a class together - a painting and cooking class in the countryside in Italy.
Let’s learn how to SCUBA and explore new depths.
Let’s laugh so hard we are in tears rolling on the ground.
Let’s pretend we are characters in a movie and act out a scene in some public space like a train station.
Let’s play a harmless prank that makes a comment, like putting a “I am pissed” sign in the bottom of the Cafe Gratitude toilet.
Let’s write a children’s book together about waves in the ocean and emotions.
Let’s explore the Amazon jungle at sunset and swim with the pink dolphins in the river.
Let’s study percussion in West Africa and dance in Eastern Cuba.
Let’s hold hands watching the supermoon rise.
Let’s sit by the fire on a snowy day in the winter, and be amazed at nature’s power of a thunderstorm in the summer.
I've got soul, and I'm super bad.
I love playing (and sometimes writing) music and care about social justice: I'm in a latin band and a hip hop social justice band.
On another note, a good listener (one would hope, being a psychiatrist), I don't want to be THE listener or caretaker in a relationship. I'm big on balance - I'm interested in listening and also have lots to express - and value silence as well.
And okay - to where the question is probably going: eyes and lips.
Movies: Raising Arizona (and most Cohen Bros films), Hero (wow - like watching a modern dance performance), La Cite des Enfants Perdus (bizarre in just the right way), The Triplets of Belleville, and other foreign films (that might be what I watch the most); I like action movies like Bourne Identity, classics like Lawrence of Arabia, and I have fond memories of movies from long ago like the Princess Bride, independent films - You Can Count on Me was very well done and not overstated. I just remembered Time Code - very cool movie in which the screen is split into quadrants, each showing part of the drama happening in real time. The Secret in Their Eyes - masterful!
Music: Silvio Rodriguez, Pedro Luis Ferrer, bluegrass (would love to get some more good bluegrass - any suggestions?), Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Food: Chia kombucha - who would have thought - but it kicks ass! Mangoes, Greek salads, flourless chocolate cake, avocado milkshake (seriously - had it first in Ecuador on the coast - they can be awesome). Just learned that I have some sensitivity to gluten and dairy [whah whaaa] - so that's cramped my style a bit, but limitations can also inspire creativity. I've recently got into home-brewing water kefir. Fun and dangerous (I'll tell you about some mishaps).
Podcasts: TED Talks are awesome (would be fun to watch them and discuss) and I really love KQED's Forum, especially the ones Michael Krasny does - he's such an articulate, perceptive, and broadly knowledgeable interviewer. Democracy Now is my favorite news program - it kicks booty. When I was a kid and first heard the word booty in elementary school, I pictured it as being spelled boodie. We'd go around saying "MY boodie don't stank" to each other. Well, maybe you had to be there... Or maybe I'm just writing this as a foil to the erudite Krasny...
Trees/plants: Aspen, Redwood, Manzanita, Magnolia, Avocado (I've been having fun recently growing avocado plants from the pits).
Psst-- here's another: not so big into sports teams. I love to play sports - don't get me wrong - but to make a huge deal about my-team's-better-than-yours-and-that-means-something...?? Okayokay - I loved watching the World Cup...
Shhh! - I think I'm some kind of special for never owning a tv, but put me in front of Sherlock or Walking Dead and I get addicted just like the next guy.