Not a gabber. Internal silence has long been one of my practices. Friends say that I am a perceptive listener. The habitually quiet tend to open up to me. I observe widely but share only with those whom I trust.
Not superficial in anything, I'm looking for something with a little more intensity and/or substance. Honesty and authenticity are not necessarily milk and honey all the time, but high voltage and vital.
If you value personal growth, we probably will have, at the very least, an interesting conversation. Possibilities abound in spaciousness.
“What we are doing here is so important it would be best not to take it too seriously.” –Suzuki Roshi
BTW, this is a comment on an entry in the "My Detail" column to the right. What's the difference between "Buddhism, and serious about it" and "Buddhism, and laughing about it"? Aren't those two exactly the same thing? I say: if you can't heartily laugh at your own Buddhism, then your Buddhism is not that serious! :-)
My favorite string quartet --- #14 in D minor, D. 810, by Franz Schubert
My favorite Mahler symphony --- the Seventh
(Simply impossible to pick a favorite symphony of Beethoven, of Brahms, of Schumann, etc. Similarly impossible pick a favorite piano concerto, a favorite violin concerto, etc.)
My favorite sacred choral work -- the B-minor Mass, BWV 232
My favorite Requiem --- Mozart, and Faure is second
My favorite movies: *The Seven Samurai*, *Baraka*, *Night on Earth*, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, *The Seventh Seal*, *Maltese Falcon*
My favorite baseball team: NY Mets (Sorry, Bay Area, the Giants are second! If only they had never moved from NY ...)
My favorite palindrome: May a moody baby doom a yam?
My favorite natural sound: thunder
My favorite animal: the peregrine falcon
Also, I am in the process of coming to the conclusion that Humphrey Bogart is my favorite actor of all times.