serendipity8484
31 Riverside, United States
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My self-summary
I'm afraid of bugs and aliens, I add cinnamon to whatever I can, and if I find something beautiful I never get used to it. I'm more interested in questions than answers, baking than cooking, history than headlines, why than how, finger painting than paint by number. I don't always see the bright side, haven't travelled the world and am not looking for my partner in crime. A partner for swing dancing would be nice to start.
What I’m doing with my life
hoping life will stall in that first moment of the year you can smell autumn in the air

also, teaching and writing
I’m really good at
laughing at very inopportune times; coming up with surprises; remembering song lyrics; forgetting everything else; seeing the other side
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Right now I'm reading Middlemarch - somethings are as good as everyone says. Some other good ones I tend to come back to: Rilke, Edna St. Vincent Millay, W. H. Auden, Langston Hughes, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Hannah Arendt, Plato, Hegel, the talmud, Eugene O'Neill, Anna Akhmatova. I also love picture books - some of my favorites: Miss. Rumphius, Owl Moon, Edwina the Dinasour Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct, A Visit to William Blake's Inn.

Warrior (best movie I've seen recently), Cinema Paradiso, M, Gaslight, Guys and Dolls, the Bicycle Thief, 9, Groundhog Day, Illuminata, The Bird Cage, Casablanca, Some Like It Hot, Roman Holiday... I like old movies and I like movies that make me think or laugh really really hard.

Orange is the New Black, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Office.

Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Pink, Adele, Jodi Shaw, Muddy Waters, Son House, Edda James, The White Stripes, Thomasina Winslow, Bessie Smith, Postmodern Jukebox
The six things I could never do without
language
novelty
memory
affection
time
a toothbrush
I spend a lot of time thinking about
line breaks; communication; what would happen now if this were an absurdist play; what would happen now if this were a melodrama; what would happen now if this were a magical realism novel; death; if that's a creepy answer; if it would be better to add I mean abstractly; if it would be better to just say imagination and will and their limits and their endurance; the proper use of semicolons
You should message me if
you want a real conversation, want to have a water fight, know a really good riddle, can fly, enjoy awkward moments, find klutzy girls cute, have a spare highlighter, want to borrow a paper-clip, love old movies, love new ideas, listen well, think it would be nice to fall in love, have some kids and leave the world with something beautiful before you go.
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