Silliness and play are essential. I love creating, witnessing, and performing music, dance, and theater with other creative souls.
It's a bit out of character to be on this site, given my computer revulsion (or is it repulsion?), but a friend suggested it and it seems like a reasonable way to find people I wouldn't otherwise meet. So here I am, typing words on a screen connected to a machine that causes my brain circuitry to rapidly deteriorate...
I prefer human contact to online "connecting". I do not use a cell phone that is smart in any way, and I have no experience with I-things like Pods and Pads. I don't know what tablets or blackberries are, other than aspirin and fruit... I prefer it that way. I enjoy face to face, voice to voice, heart to heart interactions.
I am creative, curious, compassionate, communicative, expressive, eloquent, playful, passionate, soulful, sensual, spiritual, and apparently almost always alliterative.
Discovering who I'm becoming, Finding ways to express who I already am,
Trusting that whatever I'm doing and however I'm being, there is always the next breath and the next moment and the next possibility.
Other than that, I'm generally chopping vegetables.
-teaching others how to do the things I love (such as experiential psychotherapy, body percussion, Playback Theater, Israeli folkdance)
-acknowledging the vast universe of things I'm not really good at
Emotionally/spiritually - my presence, my attention, my compassion
Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, Thirteen)
Adam Guettel (Light in the Piazza, Myths and Hymns, Floyd Collins)
Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, John and Jen)
Stephen Sondheim (everything!)
Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Children of Eden, Wicked)
Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret, Zorba)
Rodgers and Hart/Hammerstein (everything!)
Ahrens/Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on this Island)
Anything on Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Anything on Ericksonian Hypnosis
Tom Robbins novels - Jitterbug Perfume and Skinny Legs and All
All of Geneen Roth's books, especially When Food is Love and Women, Food, and God
The Sufi Book of Life
Poetry by Rumi and Hafiz
Elizabeth Gilbert: Eat, Pray, Love
AJ Jacobs: My Life As An Experiment
Michael Pollan: In Defense of Food
Anne Lamott: Traveling Mercies
Bill Bryson: A Walk In The Woods
And last but certainly not least : The Stupids Step Out
I generally gravitate towards substances that I can readily identify as actual food. If it grew from or freely roamed on the Earth, that's good. If it is simply prepared and not overwhelmed with salty, sweet, saucy, sticky stuff, that's really good. If it's beautiful in color and satisfying in texture and enticing in aroma, that's excellent. And if it comes in a package and lived forever on a supermarket shelf and only survived due to the intervention of artificiality and preservatives, well- that's just wrong.
And Fragrance-free products (important enough to defy the six thing limit, and inherently way more than six things)
which is apparently actually quite something.
It can fill countless hours and answer so many questions:
"Whatcha thinkin' about?" -Nothing.
"What have you been up to?" - Nothing.
"What's on your mind?" - Nothing.
"What'd you do this weekend?" - Nothing.
"What are you seeking?" - Nothing.
"What are you running from?" - Nothing.
See - it's an endless supply of material.
while children are keeping secrets from their parents, partners are living hidden lives and lying to each other, and we seem to have lost our discernment of appropriate boundaries and our capacity to co-create true intimacy in our lives.
-you have something inspirational or kind or thoughtful or brilliant to say. Or...
-you simply want to reach out because you have the intuitive sense that we are supposed to connect with each other . Or...
-you have a really good reason of your own.
Please note: If your message simply says "Hi. How are you doing today?" (or any version thereof), I will most likely not respond. It makes no sense to me. I don't know you and we're not yet engaged in casual familiar conversation. Please save that question for a later message once we have connected, if we have in fact connected, which we will not if you have nothing else to say in your first message. Much appreciated!