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Hi, I'm Marie.
I've had the hardest time trying to capture my essence and put it here in a few comprehensible words. Who am I? It's quite a task to answer that question. I guess the best way to get to know me is to sit down and have a nice warm cup of tea.
"Nothing lasts forever.
No one lives forever.
Keep that in mind, and love."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
We have hosted several couchsurfers at the collective household I live in here in Montréal and I have couchsurfed myself a few times. I love the meet-ups and have had nothing but positive experiences through Couchsurfing.
Like most other people on this site, I love learning new languages. It's such a direct and fascinating way of internalizing the other. I love the feeling of new words in my mouth and being able to communicate with others in new ways. I especially love being able to understand the music of a culture without the need of a dictionary or translation.
Theoretical cats are pretty great. As are actual ones.
I love cardamom pods, cirrocumulus clouds, the color blue and that warm and elated feeling that follows a good laugh.
I love contemplating a starry night sky and finding myself in the middle of a good conversation.
I love lying on the beach at that perfect spot where the waves come and lap up against your feet.
I love to listen, be it to music, to words, to stories, ideas, the sound of wind rustling through the leaves.
Music, Movies, and Books
(off the top of my head)
- Movies -
Doctor Zhivago, Waking Life, The Pianist, Reel Injuns, Planet Earth
- Books -
Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Siddhartha, Being Peace, Ishmael, Slaughterhouse 5, Timequake, Magister Ludi, Breakfast of Champions, The Prophet, Letters to a Young Poet, The poetry of E. E. Cummings, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rumi, Walt Whitman
- Music -
Caetano Veloso, Frédéric Chopin, Monteverdi, Ray LaMontagne, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Baden Powell, Hermeto Pascoal, Duke Ellington, Chilly Gonzales, Devendra Banhart, Billie Holiday, Iron & Wine, Mônica Salmaso, Gilberto Gil, Mulatu Astatke, Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal, tUnE-yArDs, Cat Stevens, David Byrne, Baba Zula, Bert Jansch, Hildegard von Bingen, Clara Schumann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Tom Waits, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Violeta Parra, Roberto Murolo, St. Vincent, Fabrizio de Andrè, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Anais Mitchell, Dave Mathews Band, etc...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Being born was pretty darn cool!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, Hungary
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, United States