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Svetlana Sokolova

Kyiv, Kyiv Province, Ukraine

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Overview

  • 107 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in Russian; learning English, French, Spanish, Ukrainian
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • I own an art cafe, participate in m...
  • Moscow State University,economics;Bl...
  • From Moscow
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to observe reality as it is to get life experience to expand consciousness to love to create beauty

ABOUT ME

Sometimes I live like a vagabond. Now I have a family. We opened a cafe called VAGABOND Cafe & Vintage Corner. Come check it out and meet me there. We don't have prices on drinks and we are especially hospitable to traveling artists. Any musicion is more then welcome to play there. https://m.facebook.com/vagabondvintagecoffeecorner

Originally I'm from Moscow. But last 5 years of my life I have spent in Kyiv, Ukraine studying and making different kinds of visual arts with different creative communities (movies, documentaries, photography, theatre performances, paintings). As my main art I still consider life. "Only acting irrationally, one can feel the fullness of life" - one happy day I made this idea of French philosopher Henri Bergson my life conception. Since that moment I became a warrior of absurd in a manner. And randomness is my friend.

PHILOSOPHY

in every moment of life I can get anything I wish, I should just understand what my real eagerness is and afford it. I'm working on myself to achieve a state of unconditional love. awareness and I do beleive there are no good and bad people, I think we all have balance. as bad one can be in a situation as big his potential for goodness for another time. I like to know about dark sides Physical love is only the beginning of the most interesting adventure in learning about the other person's universe.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've got it. I have traveled around the Northern America for a year looking for a place to stay only through CS. I have crowds of guests in my home wherever I live.

Interests

adventure, traveling, people, stroking the inside of half of a ripe melon with my eyes closed, self-portraits, nature, theater, cinema, awkward moments of sincerity, dance, literature, photography, embarassed impudent guys, art, music, contradictions, poetry, cactuses, fools, oceans, rain, globe, boats, unexpected meetings, euphoria, my brother, extreme points, the absolute calm, possessed, his thoughts, her remorse, oldness, big cities, bad weather, little mischief, narrow streets, philosophy, turning the pages of old books looking for some notes left by unknown, absurd attitude, visibility, feelings movements, for the first time to see in other's eyes that we're already there, togetherness, useless words, stable expressions, burning roofs, naked bodies, differences, mens' hands, trains, scars, half of a castle for the horse, shame, roads, bridges, lonliness, brain, brian, soul rent, sad clowns, memory, strolling circuses, excesses, bright colors, God inside me, good appetite, weight of lies deeply hidden, surprises from myself, how many years elephants live, who will be the father of my children, if in reality there was situations similar to that described in the play "Die Frau von früherwhat" by Roland Schimmelpfennig, if someone comes back before being forgotten, what I would do if I knew that the end of the world is going to happen tomorrow, who I was in previous life. Many things

Music, Movies & Books

I don't have icons, but I like some things. Cinema: Wong Kar wai, Tarkovsky, Lynch, Jarmusch, Bulgakov Mister Lonley, Topazu, The Wayward Cloud (Капризное облако / Tian bian yi duo yun), In the Mood for Love, 9 1/2 Weeks, Angel Heart, 'R Xmas, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, The Pillow Book, Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie, Two Moon Junction, Caotica Ana, Tideland, Dreamers, La Science des rêves, Sin noticias de Dios, Wild at Heart, Breaking the Waves. Literature: Arthur Rimbaud, Henry Miller (he was my life teacher), Joseph Brodskiy, Jean Genet, Charles Bukowski, Norman Mailer, Mikhail Bulgakov, Nikita Bulgakov, F.M. Dostoevsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin, Martin McDonagh's dramaturgy Music: Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and many other

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've fallen in love, I've made friends and met people I respected, I've realized that one day my body would be dead, I've worked as a striptease dancer for 1 night, I've completly changed my life, I've seen his eyelashes twitching when he was sleeping, I've taken pictures, filmed and played in movies that I still like, I've played on a stage, I've seen our movie on a big screen in cinema, I've created my place. I lived in Bali island. I've been to Cappadocia valley in Turkey and Bromo volcano in Indonesia. I've reached Mnt. Kinobalu peak in Malaysian Borneo. I've seen Khajuraho tantric temples in Central India and my mother's eyes when I came back home after long-long absence.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach body stretching techniques, borsch cooking, the Russian language, some things about photography and filmmaking.

Countries I've Visited

Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Indonesia, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine

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