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"Leap and the net shall appear!"
A beautiful socializing light beam!
Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you.
Now tell me about hundreds of things. ~Saki
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
~Thich Nat Hahn
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu
Ever since happiness heard your name,
it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I leave a trail of light wherever I go-
kindnesses, serendipitous poetry, chalk drawings, tiny paintings, a clean shower, lasting memories <3
Some cities I've surfed via my own friend networks : )
Brooklyn New York
Kingston Rhode Island
I flow from one moment to the next
dancing with this dream within a dream.
I dip my hands in the water
and drink deeply.
There is music inside of me,
inside of this breath.
It is moving inward and outward always
in the secret of my heart.
Music, Movies, and Books
I live in a personal universe not so unlike somewhere Hayao Miyazaki would create. There are Totoro everywhere. and Kodomas!
I really love the songs that drift in with the morning wind, the sound of the ocean and pulse of the body.
Khalil Gibran, Rumi, Hafiz, Ocatavio Paz, Louis Gluck, Mary Oliver
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (translation by Stephen Mitchell)
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Snowcrash by Neil Stephenson
Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
Sigur Rós, Múm, The Go! Team, Sufjan Stevens, Four Tet, Seu Jorge, Sweet Mother Logic, Like Bells, Daft Punk, Architecture in Helsinki, The Pillows, Panda Bear, The Talking Heads, Animal Collective, The Beach Boys, Susumu Hirasawa
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Harold and Maude, The Life Aquatic, Waking Life, Tonari No Totoro, True Stories, Amélie, Mononoke Hime, Porco Rosso, Paprika, Panda! Go, Panda!, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, The Cat Returns, Spirited Away, I Heart Huckabees, Howl's Moving Castle
Haibane Renmei, Mushi Shi, FLCL, Cowboy Bebop, Avatar Airbender, Spice and Wolf, Serial Experiments Lain
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have stitched together the songs of my desires to create the moment in which I am living - right-now! <3
I am an avid story teller - let's share some tea!
Teach, Learn, Share
Everything is a gift, a lesson, a moment, a dream, a dance!
I deeply love to encourage people's inherent gifts and put crayons back into the hands of those who think they can't draw.
I want to learn to speak and write in Japanese.
I want to learn to make fire without a fire source.
I want to get to know the medicine plants of wherever I travel.
I want to grow younger with every day.
At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu
"The alchemy of a changing life is the only truth."
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In