Day to day I spend more time thinking, reading, listening to music, talking and daydreaming than actually writing, because that's how I work.
I also make art, grow vegetables and pay attention to trees, weather, birds and moon phases.
[I have a second one where I am much more explicit about my disabilities & chronic illness. (kripsickpoet) I plan to merge them soon, but haven't yet.]
Movies/TV: West Wing, The Waiting List, Divided We Fall, I Capture the Castle, Sense & Sensibility, the old Star Trek movies, Across the Universe, Wives & Daughters, Gosford Park, Sweet Land, Sarah Plain & Tall, Good Will Hunting, Mona Lisa Smiles, Lone Star and almost everything else by John Sayles, Strawberry & Chocolate, Iron Jawed Angels, Daniel Deronda, Big Fish, Foyle's War, Second Sight (detective series,) The Last Detective, The Namesake, Roseanne. I have a low tolerance for violence, and for humor that's based on mockery or stereotypes.
Food: organic, wheat & dairy free, lots of veggies. Thai & sushi for treats. Or fried platano maduro.
people to love
fresh, organic vegetables
beauty both natural and handmade
whatever writing is brewing at the moment
the people I care about
the ecosystem I live in
the fabrics, threads, photographs, beads and stories with which I make art
what to cook for my next healthy meal
how to use modern technology to locate magical connection, lifelong friends and true love.
Living in these challenging, constantly changing bodies of ours.
I spent two years in a wheelchair after a stroke. I can walk now, thanks to Cuban medicine, but some days there's pain, and often fatigue. I love wilderness, and get out in it whenever I can, but I can't hike for hours, carry a backpack or climb mountains.
Extra points for the men: If you were raised by a feminist grandmother or have a lot of books by women on your favorites list.
Extra points for everyone if you speak Spanish, find strong, smart women delightful, do not require athleticism in a partner, and sing in the shower.