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Darien Brito

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Dutch, French, Portuguese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Musician: Violinist, Composer.
  • Eternal student
  • From Quito-Ecuador
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To never forget Blake´s words: "No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings"

ABOUT ME

Probably the last person to know how he or she is for the rest is oneself, therefore I honestly feel unable to fill this description. It's up to you to find out!

PHILOSOPHY

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge. The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops, the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them: You will never find such as these on your path, if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine emotion touches your spirit and your body. The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops, the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter, if you do not carry them within your soul, if your soul does not set them up before you. Pray that the road is long. That the summer mornings are many, when, with such pleasure, with such joy you will enter ports seen for the first time; stop at Phoenician markets, and purchase fine merchandise, mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony, and sensual perfumes of all kinds, as many sensual perfumes as you can; visit many Egyptian cities, to learn and learn from scholars. Always keep Ithaca in your mind. To arrive there is your ultimate goal. But do not hurry the voyage at all. It is better to let it last for many years; and to anchor at the island when you are old, rich with all you have gained on the way, not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches. Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage. Without her you would have never set out on the road. She has nothing more to give you. And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you. Wise as you have become, with so much experience, you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

Konstantinos Kavafis

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing couches, meeting surfers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Several trips, several meetings in unknown cities

Interests

I'm mostly interested in music, programming, and literature

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: "Pi, faith in chaos" "The elephant man", "Diarios de motocicleta" the films by Kusturica, Hitchkock, Polanski, Tarkovsky, Einsenstein, Hertzog...Music: Contrapuntal early music, "Classical music" in general (with special pluses for Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Stockhausen, Schnittke, Grisey and M. Gordon) Film music, and the likes of Amon Tobin, Aphex Twin and AutechreBooks: The works by Kipling, Borges, Cavafis, Chesterton, Blake, Dostoievsky, Chejov, Poe, Juarroz, Bolaño, Baudelaire, Schopenhauer, Asimov, Blackwood, Hawthorne, Bierce, Tolkien...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Once I felt I gained true freedom. Such feeling only comes far away from home, with nothing to loose on your pockets and no worries to populate your mind.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about music, books and spanish.I want to learn anything that you have to teach me.I would like to share with you a portion of this frugal time we have on earth.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Ecuador, Netherlands

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