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If I had to pick one thing that defines me, it's my passion for the arts -- whether sculpted, danced, written, designed, acted, or any of a thousand other forms of expression. From klezmer to Korn, Rembrandt to Rothko, Metropolis to Memento, ballet to belly dance. Human creativity inspires and energizes me.
I'm a city girl. I don’t have a membership to REI. If someone of the manly persuasion invites me, I'll definitely go on walks, bicycle, or kayak, and it will be fun. But if I’m doing the choosing, it’ll be theater, live music, dance, or galleries. “Sports” to me means dancing in bare feet in my living room, or snorkeling with Humuhumunukunukuapua’a in turquoise waters. (So get over here and help me get some exercise!)
Maybe the next thing that defines this girl is my love of personal connection. I'm no loner. If you startle at being touched, you'll be a nervous wreck by the end of our first date. I want to live in that yin/yang balance/tension that defines male/female. I need the man I'm with to be affectionate and demonstrative. Engaged. Not shy. Enjoying flirty, light communication when we're apart. I want him to meet me half way emotionally - we each give as much as we get (hopefully... a lot!)
I love the natural world: botanical gardens, aquariums (Maui has the best!), even Reptile Expo - just to look. I own a few small birds that fly in an aviary on my back porch. It's where I take my morning coffee. My dream is to own an art gallery at a beach... Wow, to be surrounded by art and nature all at once!
I need to laugh and play. If you make me laugh out loud, I promise to return the favor.
As for the the entire catalog of desirable personality traits - kind, honest, generous - I don’t say this to be dismissive, but I'm taking those as a given for the decent people that you and I are. If the unique blend that makes me, well, ME appeals to you, let's talk.