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As somewhat of an artistic soul, I wouldn't call myself an artist, per se. I am a seeker of quality and beauty, which I believe can be found in all things. I am a shaper of reality; a receptive entity for the realities forming around me; a do-er of artistic endeavors; a lover of adventure; a nurturer of nature; a fender-off-er of foes; a burden to grammar; a fan of etymology; a reader of books, russian and others; a sibling to two; a drawer on my arm sometimes; a good company to keep; a non-pretentious; a wisher-I-was-an-everything; a dreamer of most things; a frequent cook; an avid health seeker; a climber of fences; a dancer; a daughter of a carpenter; a daughter of a librarian/massage therapist/substitute teacher/cleaning lady/mother; a studier of martial arts; and a respectful and kind person who wants to see more of the world and those that comprise it.
I used to think I was an existentialist when I read Jean-Paul Sartre, but then I read Albert Camus, and I said ok,I'm an Absurdist, meaning the universe has no meaning until we give it meaning, which I felt was very hopeful, rather than the bleak "No meaning, no meaning, no meaning." Then I read Kafka, and I was like, "what the?", then I read a lot of Dostoevsky, and felt all of his views, too, and between them all there were so many that the words fell apart. I have no philosophy, or I have every philosophy. Always I am filling up, and always I am emptying out: always I am changing.
Trying to soak in knowledge through my pores, and so surrounding myself with things to learn from. I think learning about something is a way to show respect to something's very existence, and I wish to respect everything. Particularly, I wish to respect the earth, and so I wish to learn about what is involved in caring for it. I like this idea of "sustainability". I hope young peoples interest in this word surpasses the status of "fad" and really catches on in a more effective way.
I also love words and language and how they came to be, and different ways of using them that are particular to region and time period. I also love music in every way and exploring old and new, finding old in the new, understanding what has influenced an artist. I also love art, and finding out what influences me, as well as finding out where my love-hate relationship with it stands presently. I also love Love, which is finding out how many things I can love at one time before I explode. So far, it seems to be an infinite number.
I don't love politics, though I love the theory behind them, and I love when someone else loves politics and tells me all about them. I love it when anyone else loves anything.
- martial arts
Music, Movies, and Books
No One Belongs Here More Than You -Miranda July
Dostoevsky, Camus, Sartre, Kafka, Gogol, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Jitterbug Perfume, Bukowski, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, The Kin of Ata are Waiting For You, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Oldboy, Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 3 Iron, American History X, Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry, Jan Svankmajer, Delicatessen, A Very Long Engagement, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Office Space, Buffalo 66, The Royal Tenenbaums, I heart Huckabees, the Nightmare Before Chrismas, One Hour Photo, the 25th Hour, Ong Bak, Die Hard
Bjork, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tom Waits, Patrick Wolf, Art Turner, Antony and the Johnsons Imogen Heap and Frou Frou, Burial, Interpol, Zero 7, Sia, The Decemberists, Joanna Newsom, PJ Harvey, Sigur Ros, David Byrne, Panda Bear, Feist, Camera Obscura, Rufus Wainwright, Fiona Apple, Air, Asobi Seksu, Au Revoire Simone, Bob Dylan, Portishead, Final Fantasy, Yann Tiersen, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Devotchka, Blonde Redhead, Brasilian Girls, Souvlaki, Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts, Ali Farka Toure, Baaba Maal, The Album Leaf, Sheila Chandra, Damien Marley, Amy Winehouse, Andrew Bird, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Janis Joplin, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Edith Piaf, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Chromeo, Anoushka Shankar, Karsh Kale, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, CocoRosie, DJ Shadow, Apparat, Elbow, Erykah Badu, Piana, Fleet Foxes, Four Tet, Grizzly Bear, Jesse Cook
And...Blah blah blah: Everything.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
This summer, a friend of mine was working for a band touring across Europe. When he had a two week stretch of vacation, he told me I should come visit, so I booked a ticket for a plane that left the next day. I was working at a restaurant then, and had to go in that night to get all my shifts covered for the next week. Everyone thought I was crazy. It was one of the best weeks of my life.
Then, this fall I moved to Detroit, bought a house with money out of pocket (super cheap), and have been fixing it up at the same time as I try to build a massage business without knowing anyone in the city except an ex boyfriend.
This is my power year.
Teach, Learn, Share
All kinds of stretches to make you feel amazing. A bit of yoga. Fun facts about Italian wine.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Massages! Great company. Cooking. Yoga. Philosophy. Hearts.
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