I love simple pleasures - the clouds, the open road, frogs and salamanders, stilettos and birks. The journey where the destination often changes mid-course. Deep connections - a smile, a random conversation about the weather at the bus stop, a knowing look, fulfilling my purpose in the world.
I love touch. I love to feel electricity with a touch of the knee or a lingering kiss; security through a full body bear hug; support in the frame of a waltz, kompa, or bachata; warmth with an outstretched hand and pleasant gaze. My feet solidly present on the ground, a rock face, or a wooded path.
The flowers you bring can be wild weeds. The date can be reading our own books but sitting together. The new recipe we make can be a total disaster. As long as we enjoy the time spent near each other. Easy. Honest. Comfortable.
MOVIES: Squid and the Whale, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, All Dance Movies (think Strictly Ballroom, Dirty Dancing, Step Up), Good Will Hunting, The Notebook (cheesy but I LOVE romcoms), American History X, Suspense/Psychological Thrillers like Life of David Gale and Primal Fear
SHOWS: The Big C, Grey's Anatomy (my surgery soap opera), Daily Show (my daily politics), So you think you can dance (yes I do), you know, crappy reality shows...
MUSIC: Anything I can dance to, feel emotional over, calm down, energize up, chill (jazz, r&b, salsa, kompa, indie/emo, pop/hip hop)
FOOD: Indian, Mexican, Lebanese, pretty much anything with exotic spices.... Hot baked bread, raw cookie dough, chips n' salsa, avocado n' toast, red licorice, and cheese are my weaknesses.
My blanket and slippers
A notebook and sharpie or gel pen
My global spice collection (Madagascar's vanilla, Nepal's rock salt, etc.)
Passion and Compassion
How to share the inner creative me