thislifebeloved
58 Birmingham, United States
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My self-summary
Late Fragment

And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved,
to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

-Raymond Carver

I am whimsical, existential, and compassionate.
What I’m doing with my life
Pondering my priorities.
Raising my son.
Loving fiercely.
Trying to do what matters, with purpose, and letting go of what doesn't matter.
Learning, and reading.
Travelling and thinking about travel.
Finding perfection in imperfect moments.
Practicing compassion.
Living wholeheartedly.
I’m really good at
organizing other people, spelling, empathy, being practical, being impractical, planning journeys, speaking in a variety of accents, having moments of occasional silliness, editing, and kissing (so they say).
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm short, with tall shoes.
I'm youthful in appearance and personality.

I look a little like Jodie Foster.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Authors: Niall Williams, Nicole Krauss, Walker Percey, Flannery O'Connor, Paul Auster, e.e.cummings, Wally Lamb, Rilke, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Dandelion Wine, The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Movies: Days of Heaven, Zulu, Once Upon A Time in the West, American Beauty, The Deer Hunter, The Red Violin, The 400 Blows, Hannah and Her Sisters

Music: John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, Neal Young, Mouth Music, Afrocelt Sound System, Joss Stone, Greg Brown, Donovan, Chaka Khan, Cat Stevens, Bob Marley, Michael Hedges, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The six things I could never do without
Compassion
My child
Books
Trees
Passport
Sleep
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Home improvement projects. Travel plans. How I'll cope when my son leaves for college.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not photogenic.
You should message me if
You have emotional and intellectual depth
the ability to be open and honest
You have compassion and a curious mind
And the wonder of a child
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