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My self-summary
I cannot possibly describe my personality in so many characters; we are all multi-faceted creatures. We all have our vanity, and that vanity is our way of forgetting that there are other people with a soul like our own. My vanity consists of a few dreams, some accomplishments, a divine circle of friends, family whom I cherish, and some doubts and questions too.

What am I looking for? Someone who has a breadth of understanding, tolerance, simplicity of spirit that is incapable of petty resentments, articulate, a thinker, kind, sensual, and sincere. I connect and identify with depth and philosophical underlinings that make us who we are. I seek someone who can invoke cerebral thought, knows no bounds, makes me smile at the simplest while embracing my consciousness with the not-so-simple.

I appreciate gratitude in people and patience and a kind of joyful appreciation from someone who enjoys my company. And I enjoy expressing that too. I like to meditate. I like to cogitate and analyze the deep issues and I like relaxing into the realization that many questions are unanswerable.
What I’m doing with my life
This sums my desire for a well-balanced mind and heart:
"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself."
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I’m really good at
Definitely not good at boasting...
The first things people usually notice about me
Perhaps, you'll tell me...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Jam, Style Council (actually, Weller in all in his incarnations), Joy Division, New Order, Crowded House (both Finn Brothers), Roxy Music, David Bowie, Neil Diamomd, Elvis, Prince. George Harrison, Bryan Ferry, Talk Talk, Depeche Mode, Portishead, Radiohead, Talking Heads, Madrugada, Lisa Hannigan, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, ELO, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cocteau Twins, Psychadelic Furs, World Party, xx, Emilie Simon, The Smiths, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Belle & Sebastian, St. Etienne, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Richard Ashcroft, Citizen Cope, Everything But the Girl, Erasure, Beirut, Amos Lee, Nina Simone, Mazzy Star, Nick Lowe, Johnny Marr, Brian Eno, The Blow Monkeys, David Sylvian, John Coltrane, Andre Segovia, Debussy, and more...

Some of my favorite literary minds include: Turgenev, Beckett, Hesse, Calvino, Mann, Kafka, Vargas, Gide, Yourcenar, Lorca, Rumi, Krishnamurthi, Watts, Tagore, Strand, Cummings, Blake, Yeats, Somerset Maugham, Carver, Berger, Proust, Saadi, Hafiz, and more...

There are many artists who have influenced me over the years. Paula Rego for getting lost in her strong figurative world. Basquiat, for his directness. Ron Meuck for the spirit he breathes into his sculptures, Pierro della Francesca, Masaccio, and Ucello for perfection and beauty, Dali and Vermeer for their magical handling of paint, Giotto for his naive genius, Francis Bacon and Ivan Albright for their raw energy and magnificence, Mark Rothko for his scale, Caravaggio for marriage of humility and sheer genius (and I'm only referencing the humility of his subjects not his personal life for those who are quick to point out his less than stellar morals), Rembrandt for his lack of hubris and desire to really capture emotional rawness, Willem De Kooning for turning the female body inside out and showing her strength, Giacometti, Moore, Maillol, Bourgeois, and others for showing me that sculpture can evoke raw emotion and splendor.

I love the pleasure a taste can give you. A beautiful dish can inspire the perfect taste sensation. I have always felt that cooking is like painting. You taste, you sense what is missing, you add a flavor. It's a blending process; looking for as near perfection as you are able.

It creates the most serene state in my mind. I'm my happiest on a court. It's the purest form of meditation for me. Nothing is more beautiful than managing to keep a long rally in place...
The six things I could never do without
I could do without quite a bit. If I had to choose, I'd say intangibles like happiness, family, friends, music, and silence. I'm addicted to silence. There is probably nothing more powerful to invigorate the mind and body.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"The solemn sadness that dwells in all great things - in high mountains and in great men, in profound nights and in eternal poems." This quote always resonates with me.

I firmly believe that it's a rule of life that we can, and should, learn from everyone. There are lessons in humility, faithfulness, justice, and beauty brought to us by chance and by those whom we encounter.

Never neglect an opportunity to improve yourself.
On a typical Friday night I am
This is a ridiculous question!
You should message me if
Drop me a note if anything I've said resonates with you.

I'm interested in making new friends as well. If you love tennis, attending concerts, books, museums, etc.,