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My self-summary
Bill Cosby once said, "I started as a child"; me too; but I've been better at being an adult, and like to think I'm getting better at it all along. Picasso once said that every person has the option to decide the age they wish to be; I felt I stopped aging in my mid-30s. Hence, this recent birthday was my "second 30th"; because physically, I feel and have most of my life, to be about 35. Spiritually, experientially, it's much more; but that's just the experience of life; I now feel the option to be both "young and ancient" at once; and I love the feeling of that. Life is a path of self-discovery and becoming the person you were "meant" to be; but you discover that as you go along. I love the adventure of it; I'm articulate, playful, serious, and generally more fun to be with than to be without.
What I’m doing with my life
Exploring, learning, trying to become the better person I know that I am.
I’m really good at
listening; empathizing; and doing the best that I can not to give advice. I'm also (modesty aside), a good photographer and poet; I've been doing this stuff for a long time, and I love it. It's when I feel most alive, to be in the midst of the act of creating. (Someday, I also hope to be passable on my violin; just hard to find the time for everything...)
The first things people usually notice about me
Often, it's the voice. ("are you in radio?" 'No, I'm not'). Also, I'm tall; and I seem to have a tendency to put people at ease. Except for the people that I seem to make nervous (go figure...).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Hugo, Dickens, some contemporary fiction, and lots of non-fiction, especially science related things.
Movies: Cocteau's Orphee, La Dolce Vita, Diva, Wings of Desire, Sorcerer, Midnight in Paris...
Music: classical; lots of string quartets, opera, etc; plus, Damien Rice, Moby, Van Morrison, Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Xymox, Dead Can Dance; lots of different things.
Food: French, Mediterranean, Mexican... and lots of things that I love to learn how to prepare; just tried paella; modest success, will get it right eventually.
Six things I could never do without
My camera (s), journal (for writing and sketching), passport. I'll think of the other 3 eventually.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to be a better person. How to make better images. How to get to the heart of the matter and understand what the heart of the matter is.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing yoga, then maybe out for a bit with a friend. Or, home, experimenting in my kitchen (that would be with food :) ).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Serious as I sound, I actually do have a sense of humour; and some days I can even take a joke.
You should message me if
You can read between the lines; because that's where you'll find me.
The two of us