Servant of the Secret Fire

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Industry Publishing
Occupation Graphic artist
Location New York, United States
Introduction The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.
Interests Reading, writing, politics, religion, Judaism, Torah, humor, cats
Favorite Movies Wuthering Heights (Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes), Fahrenheit 9/11, Young Frankenstein, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Silver Streak, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Golden Compass
Favorite Music A fairly eclectic mix, Jewish, Israeli, contemporary musicals ala A.L. Webber, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban and similar, Loreena McKennitt
Favorite Books His Dark Materials, the Brontes, Jane Austen, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Beginning of Desire (Avivah Zornberg), the Hebrew Scriptures, Dune