Update: I have been collecting just a few special quotes that I have gathered from this site. For those who recognise these words. THANK YOU for articulating something within me that I was not able to say so well.
"You believe life comes into deeper focus when there is a loving partner by your side."
"Like everyone else, I would love to to meet someone with whom I can share both physical chemistry and good-natured banter. I love staying up half the night trading kisses and sharing life stories. Hopefully you do too (if things move in that direction). That’s because I haven’t lost my sense of wonder about human beings and the world around me. . . it’s always there percolating just beneath the surface, and sometimes spilling over."
AND here is a favorite poem:
When Death Comes
When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse
to buy me, and snaps his purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox;
when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,
I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering;
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?
And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,
and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,
and each name a comfortable music in the mouth
tending as all music does, toward silence,
and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.
~ Mary Oliver ~
(New and Selected Poems, Volume I)
Peace to all and now on with the summary.
I love the outdoors especially when I can share it with someone. Car camping and day hikes, hot springs and swimming holes places that are unusual, places that are beautiful. I can no longer do the heavy backpack thing but enjoy nature and all it's glory. I like labyrinth walks and meditations, diary writing and planning what I will do next with my music. I especially love to sing with a friend or date. It is always a treat to hear each other's inner being come out with the sound. I cuddle whenever I can, and am never more purring when I am doing that. Affection fills me like nothing else can.
I'm crazy scared about dating this way. I know that no matter what I read about anyone it is the energy and the chemistry that makes it all work. I hope we are all just gentle and kind with each other. I've learned that kindness is more important than anything else. I've also learned what it is to wake up in the spiritual sense and do seek a partner who is sincere about waking up too.