<font color=purple> It sure is great to hear more about you all.
Well, I love my two cats, but I love most dogs, and birds, and other animals, too. And they love me, mostly because I massage them instead of petting them. Since I live, alone cats are more practical, a little bit less needy. As I say that, one of 'em is meowing at me like I’m the cruelest owner ever.
Anyway, I'm probably categorized as a hippy wannabe. I like the freedom of not beholding to the norm as a standard, however I haven't found the stamina to stand up against it. So I get my normal haircut, and wear my normal clothes, do my normal job and pretend the world might be changed if I subvert from the inside, soon ecotopia will thrive.LOL I refer to my home as a Temple. It’s got a lot of stone walls, here and there are altars and homages to spirituality and ecotopian thinking. I go with the flow mostly, rarely do I schedule anything. I absorb alot from Yes music, the most important lyric for me is 'We don't even need to try. We are One.' So, even though I'd love to change the world, it's more important for me to appreciate it now, for what it is. And even when I don't appreciate it, that's OK, too. It's my main philosophy, but it doesn't always work, but it has a good track record nonetheless.
Definitely, my religion is a fascination for me. You’ve heard plenty of it, so I won’t go into too many details, but it has to do with actualizing real love. Part of that is tearing down, in myself, categories that divide me from the rest of the universe. So, more and more I recognize we are one.
Relationship-wise, I’m not a believer of monogamy for myself. I found that people, myself included, love more than one person. And I don’t think it’s healthy for me to deny my physical intimacy instincts. So, because I’m honest about that to all potential lovers, very few feel comfortable with that. However, I don’t believe in promiscuousness either, sex without real love is not satisfying. I’m bisexual, but generally I don’t tell very many people that. If someone’s getting to close to me (past the non-monogamy), then they will be informed. There are just so many more subjects to discuss that are more critical about who I am.
Drug-wise, marijuana would be my drug of choice, and I prefer to do that alone. And I haven’t done that in years, as my sources all dried up, seems it wasn’t worth the potential hassle of incrimination. When it was available I would get about two or three joints-worth and one-hit it for three days, I’ve got a pipe made in the New Mexico by one of my gurus, (for lack of a better word), of native American descent. Then I’ll meditate or zone out on Yes. After that, I wouldn’t crave it for about three months. Also, I plan on doing acid at least one more time, but if not, no big deal. That would need a four-day weekend. One day to rest up. One day to take it. Two days to recover. If ‘shrooms show up, they will be consumed. For now, beer will do.
Music-wise, Yes is the standard, and while there are lots of new proggers, I save my money for Yes related events. Now that I have cable internet, I’m starting to listen to Progradio.com and the Progressive, World Music and Jam Bands channels on Spinner.com, so now I have more to listen to and perhaps purchase. I do like Floyd, Moodies, Zep, Tull, early Genesis, early Police, early U2, but I really only love Yes music, and to a lesser extent, Mahavishnu and Joni Mitchell. Like most of you, I’ve been brought out of many, many negative thought patterns with the exquisite music of Yes, and many of Jon’s solo stuff, too. Audio-wise, I can also say I love the comedy of Firesign Theatre.
Activity-wise, I try not to be a vegetable, but I’ve been way too sedate, in my opinion. So, in an effort to get back in shape I tried joining a gym. That was going pretty well until my locker got broken into, so I can’t concentrate on my exercising in there, anymore. Now, I’ve signed up to play basketball on Tuesdays, to force myself to do something to prepare for it. I just started working for a progressive company that has exercise equipment and three miles of jogging/walking path. So I am excited about that.
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