I love listening to people when they tell me their stories.
I'm mostly fairly down to earth but I enjoy doing crazy things every once in a while.
I have lived in four countries on three continents, but I feel most at home in California and the Rhineland.
If I want to relax I usually go on a hike or re-read old books - if I'm not cooking or baking.
I am close to my friends and I love meeting new people, especially people whose perspective is different from my own.
I'm a pretty tolerant person but I have very little patience for sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or ablism.
I really enjoy philosophical and political debates but I need the irrational, poetic, non-linear and spiritual to feel truly alive.
I've recently returned to Cologne after 14 years of exile (yay!) and am still getting used to being back. It's awesome! I love exploring parks, museums, cafes and art events and can often be found exploring different neighbourhoods and checking out used bookstores. I'm also fascinated by the pagan community and and love hanging out at events for queer ladies (and gentlemen).
I really enjoy knitting, hiking, cooking and reading/writing poetry with people, so I'm always looking for partners in crime.
Books: Rivers of London, The Sound of Rattles and Clappers, everything by Terry Pratchett, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Atlas of a Difficult World, Lord of the Rings, Women who run with the Wolves, Beloved, The Mists of Avalon, Parable of the Sower, The Telling,....
Movies: Match, Mad Max Fury Road, Avengers, Skyfall, The Business of Fancydancing, The Hours, Die große Stille, Zugvögel, Frida, Where the Wild Things are, The Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Yaloms Anleitung zum Glücklichsein
Shows: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Mushi-si, Leverage, Sherlock, White Collar, Doctor Who, The West Wing, The Daily Show, Firefly, Due South, Tatort, Looking, Call the Midwife
Music: I don't actually listen to a lot of music and am wildly eclectic. Sometimes it's baroque music, sometimes punk rock, sometimes folk or pop. Right now I'm getting into Beethoven's violin pieces.
Food: I'm a huge fan of bread and love trying out new recipes! My current favorite food is probably pupusas, but I also love sushi, tabbouleh and blackberry pie.
You can actually start and carry a conversation. Please give me something more than "Hi!" or "How are you?" to work with here!