ShuraBorodin
22 Asheville, United States
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My self-summary
I can tie a shoe faster than anyone you know, and I firmly believe that to be aware is to be alive.

I'll tell you my MBTI if we can agree to not bring it up in our first conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
Following my drive to find purpose, meaning, and fulfillment. Learning how to act out of love and compassion. Fostering the growth of myself and those around me. Spending as much time as I can in nautre
I’m really good at
Tying my shoes extraordinarily quickly.

I'm also good at parallel parking, primitive/wilderness living, not having a circadian rhythm, photography, cooking, and avoiding small talk
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm currently reading The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda

A few my favorite books are:
Island by Aldous Huxley
Promethus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson
PiHKAL by Ann and Alexander Shulgin
The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts

Music:
Shakey Graves, Boards of Canada, Dr. Dog, Nicolas Jaar, Portugul. The Man, Elephant Revival, The Growlers, Modest Mouse, The Beatles, Sigur Ros, My Morning Jacket, The Shins, Bill Frisell, The Doors, Wilco, Greatful Dead, Alabama Shakes, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Lake Street Drive, Brian Eno, Palma Violets, Royksopp, Grizzly Bear, Doc Watson, Led Zeppelin, Peter Bjorn and John, Explosions in the Sky, Nahko + Medicine for the People, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Windowspeak, Cage the Elephant, The Decemberists, Rumspringa, Kurt Vile, Twin Peaks
The six things I could never do without
Personal growth
Fulfilling relationships
Alone time
Time in nature
Creative outlets
Friends of Bill
I spend a lot of time thinking about
“The truth is you already know what it's like. You already know the difference between the size and speed of everything that flashes through you and the tiny inadequate bit of it all you can ever let anyone know. As though inside you is this enormous room full of what seems like everything in the whole universe at one time or another and yet the only parts that get out have to somehow squeeze out through one of those tiny keyholes you see under the knob in older doors. As if we are all trying to see each other through these tiny keyholes.

But it does have a knob, the door can open. But not in the way you think...The truth is you've already heard this. That this is what it's like. That it's what makes room for the universes inside you, all the endless inbent fractals of connection and symphonies of different voices, the infinities you can never show another soul. And you think it makes you a fraud, the tiny fraction anyone else ever sees? Of course you're a fraud, of course what people see is never you. And of course you know this, and of course you try to manage what part they see if you know it's only a part. Who wouldn't? It's called free will, Sherlock. But at the same time it's why it feels so good to break down and cry in front of others, or to laugh, or speak in tongues, or chant in Bengali--it's not English anymore, it's not getting squeezed through any hole.

So cry all you want, I won't tell anybody.”

― David Foster Wallace, Oblivion
On a typical Friday night I am
Feeling both smug after winning bets involving how quickly I can tie my shoes
You should message me if
You would like to challenge me to a shoe tying contest

You want to have a conversation through which we may remind each other of parts of ourselves we have long forgotten
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