It's been said that women are 'complex creatures'. Are we? Any more then men - if they allowed themselves to feel and talk about that whole world hidden beneath the surface?
I don't know...but it's interesting to contemplate than have fixed views. I think the last 50 yrs has seen so much change in every way, especially for men, if they're up to the challenge, of opening up and being different to our parents generation and before that.
I've lived as a free spirit mostly, or according to my 'rules' rather than society's, which hasn't been any easier than any other way perhaps, just the way I am, and maybe 'cos I rebelled against some of my upbringing, which was different to say 80% of more 'normal' families.
As I age, it's a mixed blessing, to have experience behind me, but then one's inevitably shaped by them in ways I would not have chosen had I had complete choice in the matter, tho' some believe that we choose everything that happens to us...but that's another story...
I am many things, at different times: Young at heart, independent, contrary, passionate, practical, obstinate, kind, indecisive, honest, annoying, genuine, philosophical, naïve, friendly, cautious, wise, analytical, emotional, intuitive, affectionate, impatient, understanding,...etc.
I have many interests: in aesthetics, history, the arts, photography, philosophy, ontology, proofreading/editing, architecture, anthropology, health matters, justice issues, the affairs of developing countries, the bios of interesting people; I thrive on stimulating conversation and scrumptious, healthy food the way others need the sun and beach.
There are many things that get me excited like certain animals (dragonflies, moose, squirrels); ruined castles, clouds, flowers and trees, sunrises & sunsets.
I like hugging, laughing, and to hear what makes people tick.
I’ve enjoyed reading and travelling (I've been to 33 countries or thereabouts!), and seeing how others live.
I’m a curious person, and ask more questions than most, or so I’m told.
I want to know answers about life! (but it remains a mystery mostly)
Being authentic & honest is important to me.
I need time alone as well as being with people who like and respect me.
I'm a modern woman without being fanatical.
I’ve done a lot in 55 yrs.
And I can still get bored with life; I’m a bit world-weary at times. Travel & nursing have shown me a side to life many choose not to see or avoid.
Now – in my not-yet-but-almost twilight yrs! – I seek companionship and to meet my match (if he exists), but I won’t compromise about quality. A good judge of character, most of the time, I’m in no rush, and I don't play games.
PS Heh guys - please do make an effort and write enough in your profile so it's possible to get a sense of who you are, your values, and whether we have enough in common to connect. Thanks