The words are a little different but the meaning is still the same.
I have had a little time to think about this, 43 years in fact and what i discovered much to my delight was that I am complicated, with many facets to my personality. I like the wondrous things, the unexpected things, the things that sometimes go unnoticed. It will take time to get to know me, the rest of my life in fact, after all how boring would it be, how poor a life lived if everything there was to know about
me could be wrapped up in a few dates like a magazine article, meant to be read, considered and then discarded with tomorrows rubbish.
I am more than that, more importantly I am looking for more than that. what I love, what really amazes me is to look at close friends or a companion after years and discover something I didn't know, some new aspect of their lives or personalities. In a way it reminds us all that there is still a great deal to learn, sometimes from the most surprising of sources.
I am not compulsive but I have been able to redirect myself over the years having lived such diverse lives as a commercial salvage diver and movie and television set carpenter. Cats, 42nd Street, The King and I, Joseph and the technicolor dream-coat all have a little of me in them. These days I am a successful independent businessman in the Financial Services Industry. My business has bought me stability and safety but doesn't define me. I am already looking for the next challenge, I don't yet know what it is but I will recognize it when I see it.
In recent years I have become passionate about the environment and the world around me. Although we can't fight all the wars that need fighting we can choose a few battles and give them everything we have. I have done that and am a dedicated vegan, passionate about animal rights and consider Paul Watson a personal hero. My friends tell me I am single minded on these subjects, perhaps even dogmatic...
My friends also say that is why they love me, that is what defines me. As you can see, I am complicated, just when you think you have me worked out I promise I will turn a corner, discover a new battle that needs fighting and step in.
What am I looking for?
There is the problem, after all why are we all here, on this site? Isn't it because we haven't been able to answer this question, set out with the wrong expectations or discovered one day that what in fact defined us was our ability to compromise, to settle for the life less lived.
I don't have the answer but I do have a plan, No more boxes, vegan this or cat lover that. I have tried that and it doesn't work, how can you begin a wonderful relationship when you have already read the book. What I would love is to see the cover, read the forward and discover the story over time...
I think that would be wondrous, unexpected even.
So lets start from the beginning..
"Hi I am me"