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Deepening connection with people and the earth.
I abhor animal sacrifice. And child labour. Exploitation in any form pisses me off.
I don't wear labels.
I travel slowly, preferring to settle in places.
Homous is my favourtie dish.
I love street singers and community choirs.
A friend told me I had a ' nuanced perversity'.
' a fair go for all ' is what I believe.
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
'Wild Geese ' by Mary Oliver.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surf. I meet up with couchsurfers. I've hosted.
So far I have surfed three couches in India. Had lunch with a couchsurfer in Bangkok. And I surfed in Koala Lumpa for two nights. And met up with a few couchersurfers at the Reggage bar there and had a great time. I've hosted one person so far.
Creativity.Organic farming, permaculture. Community. Buddhist meditation. Dance. Books and writing. Sustainable living.Bike riding.
Music, Movies, and Books
Soul and Folk and World music.
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
Television - rarely watch it but have enjoyed ..
Six Feet under
Movies - John Casssavetes.Mike Leigh.Ken Burns.
Dersu Uzala. Early Woody Allen. Badlands.The Weeping Camel.The Saltmen of Tibet. The White Ballon.Lantana. The Brady Bunch Movie. Crash. Milk. Woman Under the Influence. Lars and the Real Girl. Grey Gardens. Capote. Infamous. Atonement.Jesus is Magic. A Time of Drunken Horses. Juno. Precious.
Books – Contemporary fiction.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Taught clowning in Chennai ( Madras), India.
Watched my mother take her last breath.
Teach, Learn, Share
My training after leaving school was in acting. I worked as a clown for some time in Sydney. I also have trained in group facilitation and visual art. Also spent quite a bit of time studying and practising Buddhist meditation. I can share all of this.
Countries I’ve Visited
Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In