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learning, breathing, writing, seeing, synthesizing, making, feeling, doing
"The opposite of every truth is equally true! To wit: a truth only allows itself to be expressed and wrapped in words when it is unilateral. Everything that can be thought with thoughts and said with words is unilateral, everything one-sided, a moiety, everything lacks wholeness, roundness, unity. When the exalted Gautama, having spoke of the world, he had to divide it into Samsara and nirvana, into illusion and truth, into suffering and release. One can do nothing else, there is no other way for the one who wants to teach. But the world itself, that which exists around us and inside us, is never unilateral. Never is a man or a deed wholly Samsara or wholly nirvana, never is a person entirely saintly or entirely sinful. It only seems so, because we are subject to the illusion that time is something real. Time is not real, Govinda, I have experienced this often, very often. And if time is not real, then the span that seems to lie between world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between evil and good, also is an illusion" -- Siddhartha
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I couchsurfed in Iceland, met a lot of travelers through CS meetups, hosted a few, traveled through northern Europe almost-exclusively couchsurfing.
traveling, experimental music, raw veganism, dumpster diving, gender theory, art, analog photography, astronomy, poetry, nature, psychology, Iceland, yoga, meditation
all my interests in one place - http://isjakinn.tumblr.com
- dumpster diving
- scuba diving
Music, Movies, and Books
Books.... Ginsberg, Castaneda, Butler, Foucault, Solnit, Thoreau, Sartre, Vonnegut, Borges, Lovecraft, Hesse, etc, etc.
Music: Sigur Ros, Animal Collective, Black Dice, Death Grips, Micachu, James Blake, a bunch of Icelandic indie bands, ambient/noisy trippy music, See more here... http://www.last.fm/user/backwardswall
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seeing Sigur Rós in the misty rain. Iceland 2012, 2015. Partying with Björk in LA. Backpacking in the Humboldt Redwoods. The High Sierras. Sasquatch Music Festival. Snow hiking in the Swiss Alps. Snowmobiling in Abisko, Sweden. Hiking in Lofoten Islands, Norway.
Teach, Learn, Share
If anyone wanted to practice Icelandic with me, I would jump at the chance!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can teach you Spanish, or cook you a vegan meal!
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Iceland, United States