madlibmind
42 Somerville, United States
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My self-summary
"I am astonished, disappointed, pleased with myself. I am distressed, depressed, rapturous. I am all these things at once and cannot add up the sum."
Carl Jung, at the end of his life.

What, too abstract?

Fine. Try this:

I am easy-going in most circumstances. But also:
curious, compassionate, people-loving, life-seizing, and often quite ridiculous. I talk to people on the subway and the street and anywhere else, although in some ways I'm an introvert. An ambitious slacker. An over educated free spirit. An easy laugh and an easy cry. I tend toward edges. People say I have a calming influence, but I experience myself as intense. I won a Haiku contest at a party once. I work playfully and I play playfully.

I've played violin most of my life, adore string quartets. I love to sing people to sleep and hey--i can sing a mean Joni Mitchell.
Born in Argentina and moved around a lot growing up--Miami, England, New Jersey--As an adult I've mostly lived in New England, with an 8-year stint in Austin, TX. I reserve the right to say y'all.
What I’m doing with my life
My life and I are just friends for now, but I think there are future possibilities.

Working as an independent research consultant, currently evaluating mindfulness programs and an intervention for preventing opiate addiction.

And lying in my hammock waiting for the rain.

And listening, expressing, discovering, trying, persisting, resisting, letting go, experiencing, walking, dancing, experimenting, approaching, collaborating, accepting, analyzing, exalting, despairing, comparing.
I’m really good at
misinterpreting things in a really absurd way. Being aware of my own motives. Naming that tune. Apparently, encouraging people to tell me their life stories and greatest fears without feeling judged. Failing (I don't mean I fail a lot; I mean that when I fail I think I do it right). Connecting. Learning and playing instruments. Dancing. Kissing. Puns. Skiing. Getting up from sitting on the floor without using my hands.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not sure, except that I look and seem way younger than I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
A.J. Jacobs
"Labyrinths" (Borges)
"Alice in Wonderland" (Carroll)
Various Jon Kabbat-Zinn, et al.
"Running the Books" (Avi Steinberg)
"We" (Zamyatin)
Movies:
"Hands on a hardbody"
"Wings of Desire" (Wenders)
"Summer of Love" (Pawlikowski)
"Crying Game" (Jordan)
"Man on Wire" (Marsh)
E.T.
Monty Python
Herzog
Coen Brothers

Music: Too hard to do this one justice. Just a few faves: Kate Bush. Orff's Carmina Burana. Ravel's string quartet in F. Beach Boys. Bowie. King Crimson. Lee "Scratch" Perry. 90's hip hop. Erykah Badu. Jane Siberry. John Prine. Tears for Fears. Of Montreal, Phoenix, Momus, Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger. Joy Wellboy. Panda Bear!

Food: Breakfast. Especially when eaten with friends. Most ethnic foods. Peanut butter. Bourbon (is that a food?). Seafood.
The six things I could never do without
Absurdity
Dogs
Meditation
Change (as in what happens over time, not like nickels and quarters and so forth)
Joy and jubilee
That perfect combination of irony and authenticity; of sweetness and edge
I spend a lot of time thinking about
aligning how things are to how I'd like them to be by nudging each toward the other. Also, what to do next.
On a typical Friday night I am
breathing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was fired from Pizza Hut.
You should message me if
you'd like me to receive a message from you.
(Unless you're a fan of ghosting or you otherwise fear direct communication. In that case please don't message me.) Cuz I really appreciate it when people treat others as valuable human beings. In some ways internet dating sites bring out the worst in us. I'm trying to resist that tendency and hope you do too.
Do message if you like awesome.
Oh and I don't have A-list so I won't know if you 'like' me. If something I said resonates with you, go ahead and reach out.
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