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My self-summary
The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.”

― Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi

Rumi is my favorite, but I also savor reading Rob Brezsny's "Free Will Astrology" musings each week. Here is what he wrote to Scorpios recently...sound advice for of any of us....

"According to the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, here's what God says to each of us: "Go the limits of your longing . . . Flare up like flame and make big shadows that I can move in. Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final." Whether or not you're on speaking terms with the Creator, this is excellent advice. It's time to give everything you have and take everything you need. Hold nothing back and open yourself as wide and wild as you dare. Explore the feeling of having nothing to lose and expect the arrivals of useful surprises." (The translation of Rilke's poem is by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy.)

I am a creative, optimistic, intelligent, aware, loving, affectionate, sensual, easy-going Woman. I'm pretty complex and putting it all in narrative form is challenging, so I will begin with a list...I am an Artist, Hug Giver (not just trees), Seeker, Reader, Teaser, Listener, Walker, Hiker, Lounger, Color Lover, Explorer of new places - I've been all over Europe from Scotland to Spain to Greece, traveled in Morocco and Tunisia, spent time in Thailand, Japan and Hong Kong, and enjoyed the wonders of Costa Rica - and this list continues to grow.

A long term relationship with a fun, intelligent, spiritual, sensual open-minded person who has a great sense of humor. Please be authentic, honest and ready for a meaningful relationship. I am not looking for physical perfection - nor do I offer it. Physique is secondary to your awareness, intellect, kind heart and passion for life!

The type of relationship I'm seeking was exquisitely written by RUMI, (clearly one of my favorite poets):
“I want to see you. Know your voice.
Recognize you when you first come 'round the corner.
Sense your scent when I come into a room you've just left.
Know the lift of your heel, the glide of your foot.
Become familiar with the way you purse your lips
then let them part, just the slightest bit,
when I lean in to your space and kiss you.
I want to know the joy
of how you whisper

~ Rumi
What I’m doing with my life
Practicing mindful living
Changing Careers
Creating art
Loving my beautiful children
Learning to be a better mom, daughter, sister and friend
I’m really good at
In-depth discussions
Working out....when I'm in the flow
and a few more things.......
The first things people usually notice about me
Either my eyes, smile or warm personality!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: The Glass Castle, The Memory Palace, A New Earth, The Power of Now, The Prophet, Real Boys, White Oleander, anything by Anne Lamott.

TV SHOWS: Game of Thrones, Modern Family, Shameless, Newsroom, Homeland, Parenthood, Breaking Bad, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Ellen.

MUSIC: Van Morrison! Adele, Pink, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo!, Jack Johnson, James Taylor, Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, Jim Croce, Bob Dylan, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and more....

MOVIES: This is 40; Perks of Being a Wallflower; Crazy, Stupid, Love; Juno; The Shawshank Redemption; Hot Fuzz; The Departed; The Secret of Roan Inish; The Reader; 40 Year-Old Virgin; My Neighbor Totoro; and I love documentaries.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The "next chapter" of my life
The well being of my children
Finding a deep intimate connection
Living mindfully and being grateful
Where to travel next
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing Art
Drinking wine with a friend
Relaxing by myself (I enjoy personal space)
Going to a movie with my kids
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are plenty, but Scorpio's don't let you in this quickly!!
You should message me if
You are willing to work on at least some of the following: push hard to get better, become smarter, grow your devotion to the truth, fuel your commitment to beauty, refine your emotional intelligence, hone your dreams, negotiate with your shadow, cure your ignorance, shed your pettiness, heighten your drive to look for the best in people, and soften your heart -- even as you always accept yourself for exactly who you are with all of your so-called imperfections, never demeaning the present by comparing it to an idealized past or future...

You are seeking a friend, OR a woman to develop an intimate connection with long-term possibilities - Not into casual hook-ups.

NOTE: IM on this site is hard to use on my computer. Ask and we can chat elsewhere.