I am looking for folks who have visionary, expansive creative minds. A sense of direction and a definite sense of self. A strong sense of "play," curiosity, joy, hands-on exploration. A hunger to communicate richly, fully, and honestly. To engage truthfully with the world around you, and to see magick where magick lies. An ability to create your own fun. An eye for and a pursuit of beauty, in a multitude of forms.
I am mostly interested in calling in feminine romantic energy, but I'm not completely adverse to connecting with men here. Please be sensitive, compassionate, discerning, and know thyself.
I am in a longterm open romantic partnership with a male person. I do believe that romantic affection can be cultivated sincerely and wholesomely with more than one person. My interest in open relationships, as I envision them for myself, comes from a place of understanding my own abundant capacity for love, the belief that I have much to learn from and share with multiple human beings, and an understanding of the power of romance and sexuality to facilitate and cultivate those connections. "Relationship Anarchy" is a model that makes sense to me. I also think that I have a realistic understanding of the fact that while love scarcity may not exist, time scarcity does; scheduling is a true art form in love, and I take care to be considerate, pro-actively communicative, and compassionate in light of that. Loving healthily under capitalism takes work, y'all.
Romantic chemistry happens organically and the pathway for me is always friendship. Let's release expectations and enjoy the sparkly piqued-interest wonder accompanying meeting any new soul. Come as you are. We'll see what unfurls.
I am compelled to create / co-create art that gives voice to unspoken emotional necessity, embodied empathy, intuitive wildness. I am a professional performance artist with an intuitive dance practice, and you can find me on stages around Portland. I train in butoh, a practice which has liberated my body and galvanized my artistic and spiritual evolution. I also keep a humble daily practice in fusion bellydance techniques and vinyasa flow yoga. I sing, and am stepping more and more into my musicality. I performed living statuary professionally for ten years, and am generally game for whatever weirdo installation piece my artfriends and I might concoct. And I write, lots.
I share my home with two tuxedo kitties! A 2.5yr old named John Furie Zacharias, a very intense little man who loves to shout and purrs up a storm, and The Smith, a self-aware and distinguished 13yr old gentleman made of 90% floof.
I am a year-round all-weather bicyclist, and I have very strong emotions for my bike, a cute little red steel 1985 schwinn named Darla. She gets me everywhere.
I crave adventures. I love being immersed in interesting natural environments. My most favoritest adventures include 1. a friend spontaneously texting me at 5:00am and running away with me to a Boston harbor island during a tempest in March to watch the grey dawn, standing on the cliffs, whipped by wind and rain, 2. camping on Prince Edward Island, all brilliant green grasses, bright blue oceanwater, and red[!!!] soil, and 3. going to the mountains and learning about plant medicine with my love. I like seeking out rocky coves along on the coast that have a Pacific wildness that I have come to appreciate. In Portland proper, I enjoy the wet greenness, towering trees and luminescent mosses of Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park. I'm not a hardcore outdoorswoman - I just need fresh air, an active body, and beautiful views as much as I need good food and solid sleep in order to feel whole and healthy.
I have a presence that commands attention, without being overbearing. I can be reserved on account of shyness in unfamiliar social situations, but I am confident and comfortable in myself unto myself. I don't want fluff, I abhor friendships of convenience, let's talk, let's meet each others eyes, get to the marrow, give me some truth.
Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil -- very into dreamy 80's goth rock. Nick Cave's voice makes me feel so safe. Jaggery. Swans and Angels of Light. Stevie Nicks for sure.
For shows, I like innovative noise music, or, really expert theatrical embodied performance in any style.
Books include -
Imajica, Clive Barker. Sandman, Neil Gaiman. Wuthering Heights. I was raised on Tolkien.
More of a mixed drinks girl than beer/wine/cider, but I can make it work. I eat whatever as long as it's of reasonably good quality.
This Toni Morrison quote and its wide-ranging applicability:
"I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game."
moon - pisces
ascendant - libra
mercury - leo
venus - leo
mars - leo
jupiter - aquarius
saturn - scorpio
uranus - sagittarius
neptune - capricorn
pluto - scorpio
dark moon lilith - taurus
north node - taurus / south node - scorpio
..... I can go into a lot more detail than that, but I'll exercise some control.
INFJ, or so the internet informs me.