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My self-summary
Clinging and craving lead to suffering

Suffering leads to the desire
for a way to become Free

The desire for a way become Free
leads to the desire for Truth

The desire for Truth
leads to Clarity

Clarity leads to Freedom

Thus the Way unfolds like a lotus
What I’m doing with my life
Moved from Beaverton to SW Portland a few years ago; it feels so good to finally be back in the city I was born in. City of Roses, oh how I hath pined for thee!

Trying to read at least one book a week like I did as a kid.

Trying to play guitar every day like i did in high school.

Looking for work I might actually enjoy

Looking for beautiful hearts to fall for

Studying and practicing Mahayana Buddhism

Trying to figure out who I am in terms of gender identity and sexual orientation. Can one be straight but also non-cis/queer? Are straight people who find queer people attractive queer? This stuff is complex...

Also I've recently become fairly certain that I'm demisexual.

Edit: Decided to remove "Queer" from my Details until I sort all this out.
I’m really good at
Playing guitar, singing, dancing like a noodle, sneaking up on people unintentionally, making observations no one else thinks of, changing topics without warning.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lord of the Rings, Les Miserables, Lord of the Flies, Dune, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, anything by H.P. Lovecraft, Botany of Desire, 1984, Rebel Buddha, The Prophet, 1491 The Year Before Columbus,

Moulin Rouge, Across the Universe, Mirrormask, Baron Munchausen, Coraline, Benny and Joon, WALL-E, Fern Gully, Gentleman Broncos, Fight Club, Kabluey, the Matrix Trilogy, Children of Men, Inception, the Dark Knight, Holy Mountain, Wristcutters, Donnie Darko, The Proposition, The Living Wake, The Prestige, The Fall, Samsara, The Thing, Gravity,

The X-Files, Fringe, The Tatami Galaxy, FLCL, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Black Books, Sherlock,

Spacemen 3, Norah Jones, Pink Floyd, the 13th Floor Elevators, Sigur Ros, Jason Webley, the Telescopes, Ela Lamblin, Robert Johnson, Skip James, Gogol Bordello, My Bloody Valentine, No Age, Dragging an Ox Through Water, Slowdive, Chad Vangaalen, The Velvet Underground, Bob Marley, Ride, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Pixies, The Cramps, Beck, Yo La Tengo, Dragging an Ox Through Water, The White Stripes, The Shivas, Gorillaz, MGMT, Vagabond Opera, Jason Bowers, Starfucker, AC/DC, The Doors, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, God is an Astronaut, Nyctalgia, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Ratatat, Tame Impala, Tycho, Diiv, Beach Fossils, The Spookfish, Teen Daze
Six things I could never do without
Psychoactive substances
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Religion, psychology and philosophy are the gravitational centers of my thoughts these days. Specifically, pragmatic answers to the questions and problems these subjects pose.

Why so few women initiate conversations on dating sites.

The arbitrary lines we draw between sanity and insanity; between tradition and innovation; between conservation and progress.
On a typical Friday night I am
Smoking weed and listening to sad indie music
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been practicing the art of pretending to be okay for the entirety of my life. I am not okay. I've never been okay.

Just something I realized recently.
You should message me if
You want to spend time with me in real life (not interested in people who don't want to meet in person)

You want to explore yoga and meditation with me

You like talking about ideas more than talking about people

You'd rather spend your day reading than partying
The two of us