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Yours truly at age 10 or thereabouts, with a lion cub named Sasha, and 1 or 2 years earlier, with another lion cub (both cubs then residents of Berlin Zoo):
My avatar is taken from an image of the 18th century statue 'Love, the Captive of Youth' in the Rose Garden of the Huntington Library in San Marino (Los Angeles County), California. Here is the original, and another photo of the same statue:
I suppose I'm best described as a life long dweller of that magic land where and meet and , where and sit down for a game of with , , and , and where and dance over the with and :
, and have been my great love ever since I was a kid – they are my number one source of inspiration, consolation and entertainment. Each story that I read, each play or movie I watch, and each piece of music I listen to offers me a new and different perspective on life. Many also open my eyes to worlds other than my own ... foreign countries and cultures, societies and people of centuries gone by, and creatures not constrained by the physical limitations of the world we know.
After several years in the (the last three of those in – though nothing to do with the entertainment industry), I have now returned to my native . Here, for the time being I have settled in , the city where I grew up, and I work in ; though (where I was born and lived for close to 10 years before moving to the U.S.) remains close to my heart as well ... and I wouldn't rule out another move abroad eventually, either.