seirei
33Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I'm silly, sometimes stoic, endlessly curious and kind. I love riddles and hefty books, and I have a smokin' lexicon.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently working on building a start-up based around empathy education, awareness, and skill-building. I became passionate about the value and necessity of empathy while studying and practicing psychology, and I'm really excited to bring it (hopefully!) to the masses.

There's a lot more to it, but I'll leave the rest for a real conversation. :)
I’m really good at
Reading really fast. Empathy. Slack-jawed wonder at cool science videos/helpless giggling at cute animal videos. Speaking in a pretty passable French accent, speaking in a terrible British accent, eating the icing last, pondering pondering.

Genuine interest in those around me.
The first things people usually notice about me
Big blue eyes, masses of dark hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) Way too many to list here. A few fave authors/poets: Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Italo Calvino, e.e. cummings and Tennyson, Lauren Groff, Mary Oliver.

(b) The Usual Suspects, Whiplash, American Beauty, Jet Li's Hero, Nine Queens. Clue is probably my all-time favorite movie. Best ensemble comedy ever...Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Tim Curry!

(c) The BBC, any program about physics (bonus for quantum) or tricks of human nature, Bob's Burgers, 30 Rock, other silly things.

(d) Metric, Joanna Newsom, Sia, Jeff Buckley, Florence and the Machine, Vivaldi, Lorde....and so on forever :) I love the era of streaming music.

(e) White-flesh peaches, salmon sushi, udon noodles, steak (medium-rare!), chocolate mousse.
Six things I could never do without
1. Introspection
2. Moments of pure unadulterated goofiness
3. Friends and fam--trite but true
4. The "aha!" moment
5. iPad while traveling: so many books in so little space! (seven-year-old me would be so jealous)
6. The gym--love those endorphins.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Human nature, and how it relates to the weird mishmash of wonderful and horrible that is our world. What I can do to make things a little or a lot better.

The approximately seventy kabillion things I want to do in the city.

...puppies. But can you blame me?
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably enjoying an evening with a couple of friends, taking a night to myself, or sipping a cocktail at a speakeasy bar.

I have a fondness for anything surreal or way out of the ordinary, so I'm always on the lookout for shows/games/events that provide a little vacation from normal life (interactive theater, escape the room games, etc).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once danced on a bar in Cuzco, Peru, stone-cold sober.

I aim to be skeptical, not cynical.
You should message me if
You think kindness is sexy and the ability to be vulnerable is strong. You love meandering conversations that can flow between silly and profound. You know yourself, and are confident with the place you're progressing towards--or, at least, you're excited to find out where that might be.
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