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Learn. Love. And then learn some more.
I am an avid reader and explorer.
"ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅI am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know - unless it be to share our laughter.
We searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide. Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, nor prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.
For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ "
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢ James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅThis is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢ Walt Whitman
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have shown a couchsurfer around Albany a few times, couchsurfed in Paris, and in a few cities around the US!
my dog Nimbus : )
Harry Potter : P
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Moulin Rouge, Garden State, Across the Universe, Pan's Labyrinth, Elf, Lord of the Rings, Moonrise Kingdom, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight, Wes Anderson
Music: Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, O.A.R, U2, Train, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, The Head and the Heart, The Beatles and pretty much all of it really
Books: Calvino, Hemingway, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Vonnegut, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Homer, Ovid, Whitman, Kerouac
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Listening to Vivaldi while walking around an old, busy city
Every moment I spent in Paris
Hitting the middle of the country on a six month road trip and somehow being surprised as I fell madly in love with America
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In