Movies: Oh man...where do I even begin? Well Anne of Green Gables because I have childhood attachment to it but also Love Actually, Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump, Up and Contact rank up there. Recently, I've been into documentaries like Happy and mind-bending flicks like The Fountain and Cloud Atlas.
Shows: Sort of a random assortment: Downton Abbey, The Voice, Greys Anatomy, Sherlock, Ghost Hunters, Gilmore Girls, Firefly, How I Met Your Mother, Castle and Ellen Degeneres.
Music: Umm, wow...also a lot. I love most anything that showcases a beautiful, soulful singer. Josh Groban, Kate Havenevik, Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons, Azure Ray, The Decemberists, MIKA, Anna Netrebko, Enya, Death Cab for Cutie, Ingrid Michaelson, Bon Iver, The Weepies, Beyonce, Michael Buble, Regina Spektor, Train, Adele, Feist, Eva Cassidy, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Imogen Heap, Iron and Wine...I mean really, the list goes on. Oh yeah, I kinda like that new-agey stuff too.
Food: I was a vegetarian for 8 years. However, now I eat fish and some chicken after traveling the world and wanting to participate in cultural experiences that included some meat. Recently, I discovered that I have a gluten allergy. :( But I love food, like--a lot.
2. Art (in all of its forms) There is something about self-expression that connects humanity in a way that so many other things can't
3. Travel. I'm addicted to travel. I'm a pretty restless person so I like to explore. A lot.
4. Good food. Enough said.
5. Nature. I often get pretty sick of concrete. I definitely need greenery and fresh air pretty regularly.
6. Hugs. I'm pretty dang affectionate.
"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day, and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!"
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments. " Oriah Mountain Dreamer