oooh boy, what challenging times we are living in. I pray for all children and their children to come !
Let us all at least strive for inner peace acceptance and self love, no matter how weird, evil or horrible the externals get. So sad for kids having no chance at all...
on another note, I now proclaim the complete and utter future fulfillment of my "Soulmate" search. It is done and finished, we know and love each other completely and deeply, just not quite yet in the present time/space continuum. Thank you Great Divine Cosmos for this realization !
Relationships have to stand the test of time...no matter what we say here......
I am a Continuum I feel, between opposites, and am changing becoming a new version of myself, the road I am on is the one I did NOT travel previously. I am a musician deep in my soul, but now am also seeking to find a place in the world for creating a better future for those to come, through advocacy. That part is a new beginning, but I, like so many, know that for the world to become a healthy tomorrow, we must build healthier today.
My preference is to date a woman who can FEEL music in her whole body, hips, backbone, feet, legs. But if not, just a woman who loves music.
I do not want to date a woman who is pro-military ( I am not anti military, I just do not support the USA being violent overseas when we have so many grassroots problems.) If you need to travel internationally on a regular basis, we are not a good fit. If you drink more than socially....I do not want any alcoholics, addicts or smokers to date. Thanks.
Update, Dec. 16, 2014: A woman associate who saw my profile recommended I say something about the fact that I am 58, have not been married and do not have children. I UNDERSTAND this is a red flag for many women !
A brief explanation: I was born into a very repressive and dysfunctional family, suffered abandonment and multiple sexual abuse/rape in early childhood. My Soul was forced to black out these experiences for a very long time. It took me many many more years to work through these memories.
So I did NOT have a conventional 20s - 40s with a full career and a family and children, there was too much to deal with and uncover, and heal from.
In lieu of that I explored a lot of stuff, worked in the publications industry for 6 years, studied and played therapeutic oriented music in nursing homes for 12 years parttime, played as a children's musician for 2 years, started a monthly journal featuring the artwork and writings of local persons with chronic mental health problems that got distributed throughout Maryland and made the library of the American Visionary Art Museum, have taught harmonica lessons for 18 years, relearned to read music, volunteered with cats in animal shelters, put out 2 CDs, sold art periodically for 10 years through Sideshow at the American Visionary Art Museum, had 3 solo art shows, 2 in Baltimore, one in Gettysburg, PA, and been in multiple group shows.
My major goals now are to contribute with my skills in music the arts and teaching and with what wisdom I have gained to the younger generations, and to help lay better foundations for them to come, to keep rewriting myself into a more universal and mature human being, to have more simple joys, to enjoy what I already have, to be ok with releasing things I am done with, to forgive myself when I can't so I can also forgive others, to keep aware of the great work that is being done here and elsewhere by those who do not give in to the powers that control and manipulate us.
I like to walk in nature, cook together, watch independent movies. I LOVE stand up comedy, but mostly on Netflix, I love WPFW, WEAA, Mark Steiner, AMy Goodman, Garrison Keillor.
Music I love SO MUCH! I love Bach, Mozart, I love the Beatles and all that classic rock, I love blues, Muddy, Little Walter, I love jazz, fusion, Coltrane, Miles, Herbie Hancock, I love James Brown, Stevie Wonder, oh my God, I could go on and on.
I read some New Age style metaphysics, I like alternate or "hidden" history, ancient history, I like poetry. In my next life I will learn many different languages, I kind of regret not knowing that now, though I can communicate fairly well at a high school level ? in Spanish.
I studied Buddhism here in Baltimore, in a sangha for two years, was part of the Inspiration Community for 2 years, use Medicine cards at times, and have experimented with a number of forms of meditation. Now I mainly like to sing as my spiritual practice, I guess, but I do need quiet time sometimes..
Thanks for checking me out. Best, EdI