i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
12:15 AM: a sharp knife cuts the quickest and hurts the least
i've been blunt of late, perhaps overly so. i want friends who don't feel intimidated or challenged when i ask questions, but i don't want to offend anyone or make them feel guarded around me. i am a curious introvert and i love learning. i also respond well to a series of well-placed questions (as opposed to one vague one). but i'll back off for a while; i've already been working on assembling lists of safe topics and trying to avoid asking sensitive or serial questions, but even so i find my words coming out wrong.
last week i saw this timely julian waters piece at my calligraphy class:
"Friendship is the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring all right out just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful friendly hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping and, with a breath of comfort, blow the rest away." (george eliot)