At this point, these words must represent me, as I cannot speak directly to you, at least not right now.
I am a gentle soul, who has always wanted someone to share, so many of the things that God has put in our paths.
Some small, some large, but all of them having some significance in the evolution of who we are.
My favorite quote from my grandfather,...
"When you come to the fork in the road,..take it."
I won't say that I am a simple man, because that wouldn't be very accurate.
But, I enjoy the simple things in life, and not every minute, of every day needs to be fireworks at a fast pace.
The subtle hues of a sunrise, or a sunset.
The sounds of crickets, the wind, through the trees.
Football in the fall, walking through the fallen leaves, music to soothe the soul, or to dance and move to.
Fine wine, good food, maybe a stolen piece of cake for desert?
Concerts, Movies, live music, holding hands, wandering through flea markets, or yard sales, walking the beach somewhere, hiking in the mountains, and on and on.
I think that a lot of the profiles you have read, have several points in common with mine, and I am sure they are good folks. But in my years, I have encountered only a handful of men like me.
Conceited? No, just being honest and up-front, because you know what you are looking for, and I know precisely what I am looking for.
The trick to it, is to find what you are looking for.
(Borrowing from Emerson,...)
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics, and to endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world just a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a little garden patch, to know even one life has breathed a little easier, just because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
(and now borrowing from Rhett Butler-Gone With the Wind),......
"You need to be kissed...and often...and by someone who knows how"
Some say it's destiny
Whether triumph or tragedy
But I believe we cast our nets out on the sea
And nothing we gather
Comes for free.
Best of luck to us all.