Otherwise I am still a student of the world, each day I’m interested in something on this planet, from cordyceps making me question the moral authority in the universe to an average ejaculation containing 15TB of data; the universe and how we view it is a wondrous diverse and interesting place. This world is far more of a mysterious place than we give it credit for :)
And after having made those lovely scents I need to put them in a worthy medium and so when I do so in oil I like to massage. I’ve always been into massage, from boarding school back in England using the post training massage techniques from martial arts I learnt as a child I put to good use, releasing my housemates fascia knots after a match. I also have formal training in Tuina, and tantric massage along with being a qualified Shiatsu practitioner here in SF, although admittedly I am not in practice, apart from helping a friend out now and again.
The next most noticeable thing about me is my accent, I am British, born/lived in London and educated in Wiltshire, so to put it simply I basically sound like a BBC news reporter in the cyclone of accents that is the UK, which as far as they go is supposedly one of the easier to follow for Americans, or so I’ve been told.
Elliot is my favourite poet, Wilde my favourite playwright, Chopin my favourite composer, and author, well thats a little more tricky
Films, well this is endless, on the whole I like love film in general from trash to highbrow aspect of each of love and hate
Secondly and only somewhat countered to my first, is my home, I love my room, how it looks, its comforts and entertainments, whether it’s watching a film in bed with the projector or meditating in candlelight watching the shimmer of light over the glassworks it is very much my point of comfort and rest- not to mention the fantastic housemates that I live with too.
Third and really this could be first is the bedroom antics and all the pleasures they contain, I’m very open sexually, and sometimes kinky. I think there is a time and a place for lots of aspects of sexuality and enjoy exploring, playing and consensually pushing boundaries.
Fourth would be my studies, whether this be in Chinese Medicine at school, oil information or personal learning I am driven to learn and further understand the world around me.
Fifth I hate to admit it but it would be my computer, I am reliant on it for so much now, connection back to the UK, work, planning etc the list is endless. But to balance this also my beautiful little leather belt journal where I write quotes and poems in.
A favourite of mine at the moment:
'If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.
-Douglas Adams -‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’
And lastly- and I only put it last as it is a very obvious and somewhat universal one, but the friends in my life and the social bonds I nourish. I will also put in here having a furry little snugly thing in my life to cuddle from time to time, Cats preferred, but love dogs/ferrets too- thank god my neighbour has the most amazing cuddle slut of a cat with the most beautiful blue eyes that comes in whenever he can.
-passionate about what it is that you do
-like to engage in the metaphysical as well as the practical and talk about it over a pint
-enjoy both going out and a night in with a film
-live in the bay area