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Fortitude, solitude and simplicity
I do not think there is anything special about me that is not special about you. I am balanced (I think) in my perception of life affairs. I do not know enough about enough and is always, hungry for knowledge. I am left handed, right brained and very clumsy.
I grew tired of the comfortable, mediocre, monotonous lifestyle I found myself waist-deep in. I am quite restless but mostly in my head. I am much better at listening than speaking candidly. As you can see thus far; I am unable to keep a thought flowing in a consistent direction. I communicate much better in person (I swear), okay maybe most times.
I write for release or to decompress. I believe I am addicted to music. I discovered last night that 1. I actually love Salsa music and 2. I could probably learn to dance to it. Which brings me to this: I cannot dance to save my life but do have decent rhythm (whatever that means). I enjoy karaoke and more often than not will perform (under the awesome influence of libations) terribly.
I am more aware now that I am a work-in-progress than I was (aware)a decade ago. I have had all kinds of life experiences (as we all have), but somehow is able to recall even the shitty ones fondly because they are the driving force behind my continued mental and spiritual evolution and fortification.
I am low maintenance and enjoy stimulating conversations (but steer away from politics and religious talks).
In a nutshell my friend, I'm just a person.
The sum of one's life cannot be measured by what he has done or possessed, but by every solitary moment spent within himself.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfed approximately a dozen couches in 6 weeks. I now look forward to meeting and/or hosting cool and interesting people from all corners of this globe.
I have an insane work schedule and more often than not will not be able to spend a lot of time with guests. When the time allows, however, something spontaneous and adventurous (especially around spring) shouldn't be too hard to find or create.
If you are requesting couch for two people, please attach a profile link to your request. It is understandable that one need some semblance of background information on the other individual they are about to invite in their home. The profile is free and it really does
not consume a lot of time to complete.
I have one request for surfers: A map of the territory or country from which you hail. Please and thanks.
I have met some really cool people through the network. stumbled upon creative opportunities, learnt more about more than I'll ever be able to remember. Forged friendships that I can see lasting and growing for years to come. Drank 'Grog' for the first time - I love that stuff, it goes straight to the head.
Learning a lot about foreign cultures and introduction to myriad foreign languages. Ate some strange foods too. All in all an essential 'course' in the study of life and the art of living.
LIFE, Culinary Arts,Cults, Philosophy, Mythology, Old (50yrs or more) literature, Music, Movies, Psychology, Fitness, Liberalism, Self-preservation,Cannabis,Personal journey and triumph of others, Peace, Alchemy,Gender dysphoria, Real conversations,Paganism, Foreign languages,Spirituality,
Changes,Sexual behaviors and tendencies, Foreign tales, Architecture, Art, Horror films and thrillers, Tattoos & piercing, Ancient religious practices,
Sky diving (haven't done it yet), Water sports
Working with my hands, Contact sports (Boxing, MMa)
Climbing (experienced with trees - rocks need more work), museums and galleries, exercise and fitness, haunted places, animals, open water, camping under cold stars.
Music, Movies, and Books
Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Goth Rock, Grunge,
Hard Rock, Hardcore Punk, Indie Rock, New Wave, Progressive Rock, Acoustic Blues, Punk, Chicago Blues
Classic Blues, Choral, Contemporary Blues, Classical, Crossover, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Composition, Chant, Opera, High Classical, Orchestral
Impressionist, Alternative Country, Medieval, Renaissance, Jungle/Drum’n'bass, Minimalism,
Techno, House, Garage, Trance, Ambient, Downtempo,
Books that have stuck with me years after reading them:
Meditations, Finnegan's Wake, Art of War, Ulysses, Siddhartha
Art of Loving, In Cold Blood, Death as a Salesman,
Faust, The Fountainhead, Thus Spake Zarathustra, Helter Skelter, Catcher in the Rye, As a Man Thinketh
The Deer Hunter, Defiance, Cool hand Luke, True grit (the original), K-Pax, Hoodlum,What's love got to do with it,Behind enemy lines, Raging bull,The godfather,
The 5th Element, Lord of the flies, District 9
Contagion, 2012, The Hunted,Righteous Kill,Sphere,12 Monkeys, Running with Scissors, American Beauty, The Road, Road to Perdition, Aliens and Cowboys, Forrest Gump, Papillon, The Game, In cold blood, Fight club, X-Men (complete work), I am Sam, A league of extraordinary gentlemen, Dead man walking, The game, Traffic.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Rescued a drowning girl.
Breaking from external controls/becoming my chosen self.
Teach, Learn, Share
I will teach any one any thing I am proficient enough to pass on.
Everything experienced is something learnt, which leaves me open to the vastness of time and space engulfing me. Specifics, however, involves CHESS, SKIING, FOOD, CULTURES, ART OF LIVING.