Less metaphorically - I'm looking for someone who is confident, active, challenging, intense, capable, and connected to something larger than themselves. Someone who can look me in the eye figuratively if not literally. Someone who can surprise me, who knows stuff I don't, and who can hold her own in conversations with, well, anybody.
On a strictly practical level - part of the point of all this is that I'd like to meet someone with whom, eventually, to do the raise-a-family thing. I don't mind if you already have a kid or two, but I'm pretty sure I'd like one or two for whom I get to be dad from the beginning. I'd like to find someone who could teach our kids the things I can't (gardening and music come to mind, though the list is obviously longer than that). I'm secure enough in my "manliness" (fourth degree black belts can do that) so I don't care if you make more money than I do, or don't want to put your career on hold to stay home with the kids full-time. Assuming we inspire each other enough to have kids in the first place - I'd probably want to have your back in any case.
My most humbling moment: Every time I encounter majesty (a grove of redwoods, a mountain lake, a medieval castle) or mastery (authors, artists, musicians, teachers, etc. of great accomplishment and understanding)
Favorite on-screen sex scene: Sir Galahad facing the peril at Castle Anthrax. Gene Wilder's response to 'So what did you get from the monster?' in Young Frankenstein. For actually erotic - Leeloo in
5th Element not being ready to talk to the president.
The celebrity I resemble the most: Robin Williams, but taller, and without the manic intensity. (my intensity is much quieter). I'm also, sadly unlike Robin, still alive.
The best or worst lie I've ever told: The truth has never been so bad that lying seemed like a good idea.
If I could be anywhere right now: on a mossy bank, under the stars, deep in the sort of soul-to-soul conversation one has by firelight after the gymnastics.
In my bedroom one will find...
comfort and intensity, peace and passion, quality cuddling.
physical stuff - japanese tatami, tapestries, and training
weapons, radiator stereo shelves, jackets hung on gas
pipes, filing cabinets full of clothes and music, and a
sleeping loft almost, but not quite, too close to the ceiling.
good space (high ceilings, natural light),
good company (friends who know me, strangers worth knowing), good work (something to do that makes a difference)
and the laughter of children.