I love music, singing, books, news, art, dance, theatre, politics, traveling, philosophy - everything but passively observing sports, honestly. I enjoy swimming, canoeing - but put any type of sport on tv and I will bow politely out of the situation. It honestly doesn't hold my interest.
I'm very passionate about raising awareness about climate change, immigration reform, global politics, current culture, history, sexual education, privilege, etc.
I was raised in a fairly traditional family and had a very strong Christian faith; I eventually accepted my sexuality, came out and was rejected so strongly by those that I called my friends that I took a good look at the Christian religion and found it lacking what I needed. I no longer associate myself with the faith, though I am well-versed in the scriptures and ideas. I respect those who are still Christians - but I do not expect to convert back.
As a result of time and continual growth, I have swung from being extremely conservative to extremely liberal. I believe that gender is taught, all people are equal, that many industries, businesses, and governments practice self-serving methods of operation that are destroying the environment. I think the notion of 'race' is fictional, as we all come from the same ancestors who evolved in Africa - it's based off of color and acquired physical characteristics that varying groups of people developed in order to survive in a particular environment. We're all human. So if you have a problem with any of that which is not resolvable, fuck a ways away and best wishes. If you're cool with it, or share any of the passions I have, please message me. I love to talk.
With that having been said, please feel free to send me recommendations of music, movies, plays, musicals, books - I'll appreciate the thought.
Also, poetry by such as these: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, A.E. Housman, Edgar Allan Poe, Margaret Atwood, Shakespeare, Marina Tsvetaeva, Rainier Maria Rilke, Hermann Hesse, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Ovid, Anna Akhmatova, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Sappho, e.e. cummings, John Keats~
Movies: The Lion In Winter, Camelot, The Sound of Music, Black Swan, Moulin Rouge, The Illusionist, The Count of Monte Cristo, Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli version), The Village, Lady in the Water, Elizabeth, Gladiator, Amélie, The Hours, Schindler's List, Bridge To Terebithia, Torch Song Trilogy, Brokeback Mountain, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Castle In The Sky, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, The Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach, Pan's Labyrinth, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Secret of Kells, Victor/Victoria, Never Been Kissed, Ever After, Dragonfly, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Prince of Egypt, Legend, Annie (with Carol Burnett), Death Becomes Her, Practical Magic, The Lord of the Rings, First Wives Club, Easy A, Milk, The Uninvited, Earthlings, Changeling, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, The Birds, Psycho, Queen of the Damned, Sordid Lives, Rose Red, It's Complicated, Secondhand Lions, The Red Violin, Fatal Attraction, The Lakehouse, The Birdcage, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, The Shining, Sweeney Todd, Beetlejuice, Midnight In Paris, Disturbia, Chicago, The Secret Garden, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Color Purple, Star Wars, Beaches, Doubt, Julie/Julia, etc.
Shows: TrueBlood, Will and Grace, Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, Mad Men, Criminal Minds, Parks and Recreation, Family Guy, Orange Is The New Black, and American Horror Story.
Documentaries - any kind.
Music: Yann Tiersen, Amy Winehouse, Adele (19), George Michael, Rufus Wainright, Marina and the Diamonds, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Lana del Rey, Olafur Arnalds, Ivan & Alyosha, Adele, Kimbra, Local Natives, Paloma Faith, A Fine Frenzy, The Middle East, Lenka, Quantic, Ratatat, Santigold, Alex Clare, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Fitz and the Tantrums, Feist, Keane, Bombay Bicycle Club, MIKA, Scissor Sisters, Cults, Lykke Li, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Austra, Gin Wigmore, Grimes, Simon and Garfunkel, The Bee Gees, Billy Joel, Francoise Hardy, Evanescence, A*Teens, Imogen Heap, Ingrid Michaelson, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Philip Glass, Fiona Apple, Maroon 5, Fleet Foxes, Beirut, Shiny Toy Guns, Enya, David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, Bon Iver, Ludovico Einaudi, Elliott Smith, Grizzly Bear, Three Days Grace, Coldplay, The Cinematic Orchestra, Buke & Gase, The Mynabirds, Regina Spektor, The Corrs, Lily Allen, S Club 7, Etta James, Three Days Grace, Emilie Simon, Foster The People, Mozart (Requiem in D Minor), Pachelbel (Canon in D), , Michael Nyman, First Aid Kit, etc.
Food: Oh my God I just love food. College radically changes one's preferences: i.e. any food is better than none.
Also - please send me something more than a one word message.
I'm sure you have more worth saying than that.