Chris Schafenacker

Northampton, MA, United States

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About Me


amor fati


Im into big ideas and tall tales. I spend most of my time typing, translating, rock climbing, ashtanga-ing, drawing, sketching, strumming, juggling, vagabonding and looking around. I prefer sleeping on a beach to most other accommodation. I like ups and downs and prefer them in rapid succession and without warning. I take my socks off whenever I have the chance—unless their wool, in which case I pull them up to my knees. I love texture. I enjoy swimming in rivers. Eating fruit. Talking. Sharing. Quiet conversations in the early morning. Loud conversations late into the night. Insanity. Obsession. Poetry. Anxiety. Worry. Flowers in odd places. My hair. Ride my bike fast, watch for hills. Drink coffee. Quit drinking coffee. Embrace addictions. Let them go. Be healthy. Cook from scratch. Do do do. Plan do. Do. Do be do be do.


Ask your body, ask your heart, ask your mind. Live it, whatever it is, whatever answer you get, live it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love couchsurfing. Cannot say enough about it. Groups, yes! Surfers, yes! Surfing, yes!


All over the place, baby!


getting dirty and licking my fingers. growing. breaking the rules of punctuation.

poetry, etymology, paint, pencils. Love! Good lovin'. handmade music. dance. circus tricks for their practical applications - like making children smile. travel. yoga. my hands. aesthetics. eating. roots. alternative sexualities. lifestyles. compost. translation. lenguas.

Music, Movies, and Books

Poetry. Philosophy. Classics. Contemporary. What ever I sink my eyes into.

Hable con ella.

Leonard Cohen. David Bowie. Federico García Lorca. Pablo Neruda. A.A. Milne.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seeing the stars and the ocean each stretch off beyond horizons - on and on - feeling hugged and diminished. Sleeping on beaches on clear nights.

Teach, Learn, Share

travel skills, juggling skills,writing skills, guitar skills, artisanary skills, community building skills, cooking skills, yoga skills, Spanish skills, critical thinking skills. sailing skills. skiing skills, composting skills.

I don't know. I'll try to teach you anything. I try to learn everything. I'll share whatever I got.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Nicaragua, Panama, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, United States

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