dawvee
35 Brighton, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Dorothy Parker is my idol. Her and the Dude.

I'm polyamorous. Always good to get that out there. I work in technology and I enjoy it, but I don't consider it a lifestyle. I graduated from art school years ago, but I think I forgot a part of myself there. I must go back and fetch it some day.

The most beautiful faces are weightless. No matter the time or trouble or worry, the child within is visible; not an overgrown infant filled with need and boundless entitlement, but the simple joy of youth, the wonder of simply being in a world of things there to be known. I have seen this face in my son, in cherished lovers, and at times even myself. I spark at the thought of how many more such faces I will see.

I live softly, and life is beautiful.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in London, living in Brighton. Raising a delightful little human. Drinking lots and lots of coffee. But good coffee, mind you.

Always learning, experimenting, exploring. Being a bit cheeky; being subtle about it.
I’m really good at
Many things! Conversation, if the company is right. I've a compulsion for making things, and teaching myself new ways to make things.

Making lights blink, making things vibrate rhythmically, making marks on things with different coloured things, combining edible substances into eminently more edible substances, and grossly oversimplifying things so they sound a bit ridiculous (or I do).

Also, parenthetical statements.
The first things people usually notice about me
My Canadian accent
My fantastic Roman nose
The lovely aroma of my pipe smoke

The last things anyone would suspect of me:

I love to dance. Seriously, I missed a calling.
I can race like a mountain goat over jagged rocks. *Without* grievous injury. So far.
I kind of wish I had to wear a suit to work.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a greatly diminished capacity to enjoy books uncritically owing to an unfortunate run-in with an English degree, but favourites include Ford Madox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Beckett, Sōseki, Margaret Atwood, Stevie Smith, Slavoj Žižek, Montaigne, Rabelais, Ernesto Sabato, Stanislaw Lem, Solzhenitsyn, Mary Wollstonecraft, and so on.

I love discovering new music, with few enduring favourites. If I hear it and like it, it'll probably make it into my rotation. At the moment that's Deerhunter, Sufjan Stevens, Ezra Furman, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile, The National, Destroyer, Tame Impala, Magnetic Fields, Dirty Projectors, Tune-Yards, Ellen Allien and a bunch of other random tracks.

Movies I form more of a connection with. Existential comedy is a great genre, with Wes Anderson topping the list (I have been described as a real-life Wes Anderson character. I'm not sure it was meant as a compliment). Then mostly a bunch of random films I adore: The Spirit of the Beehive, Last Year at Marienbad, Brazil, Repo Man, Let the Right One In, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Marketa Lazarová, Sophie Scholl and The Princess Bride.

I love spices, tea, coffee, chocolate, etc. Food is fascinating, and the global quest for tasty and/or pharmacologically interesting plants shaped the modern world. That's worthy of some some respect right there.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. Everything is interesting. It's all in how you frame it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Music I love makes me feel like I'm falling. Lately I'm enjoying the solitude of a crowd on a rapidly moving train, falling endlessly among strangers.

Ok, so that's getting a bit old. I feel like I need a little spark.
You should message me if
You're a poet.
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