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Jonathan Lowell

Austin, Texas, United States

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Overview

  • 23 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Grad Student & Teaching Assistant
  • college- emory university (religion ...
  • From Atlanta, GA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Living with a balance of patience and urgency

ABOUT ME

I have a voracious appetite for life but I'm not very loud or gregarious. More like subtle. I'm at my best when I'm attuned to the world around me and of a generous spirit and I'm getting better and better at being that way more consistently. I'm trying to get myself off the ground as both a writer and a musician while at the same time collecting as many skills and talents as I possibly can. I like talking about travel experiences, spirituality, academics, plants, movies, books, music. I am a gentle, old soul.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe there is always light to walk in and music to listen to and the project of my life is to attune my whole self to this light and music. It can be found anywhere- spring mornings, mountains, streams, street bustle, late night conversation, shared meals, working with plants, playing with children, walking in the forest, sitting on the bus or in a diner, waiting for a train, sleeping outside, running, laughter. May I never forget these things.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I offer my couch and my time and energy to be hospitable to anyone who asks.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted one couch surfer through my brother and that was fun. In Georgetown, Guyana, I was greatly helped by Vidyu. In Boa Vista (where I am currently living), I have made a friend through couchsurfing and hopefully some others as well. I have hosted a guy from Spain and a guy from Argentina. Both were on their way to Venezuela

Interests

writing, music, marathon training, reading, hiking, walking, travelling, cooking, gardening, camping, Ultimate frisbee, pondering, learning languages, baking, urban and suburban camping

Music, Movies & Books

Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neko Case, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Motown, Tropicalia, Folk Music, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Paul Simon, Townes Van Zandt, Lou Reed, Joanna Newsom, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nick Cave, Devendra Banhart, Jolie Holland


Network, Nashville, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Breaking The Waves, Chinatown

Leaves of Grass, Siddharta, Writing Down the Bones, Complete Short Stories of Flannery O'Connor, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Love in the Time of Cholera, One Hundred Years in Solitude, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Last Temptation of Christ, Grapes of Wrath

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I walked across Northern Spain and then fell out of a tree and broke both my wrists.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can play a few instruments- mainly banjo, ukulele, harmonica and guitar. I can throw frisbees well, I can cook a mean gumbo. I know a lot about religion, I'd like to start doing writing workshops.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guyana, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, Ireland, United States

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