Leonard Cohen has this great quote about living life in a state of grace. He describes it as “that kind of balance with which you ride the chaos that you find around you…it’s not a matter of resolving the chaos because there is something arrogant and war-like about trying to put the world in order". I want to live like that.
I'm a Portlander by choice, coming up on a decade of living here with brief stints away. I love this city, and every time I imagine living somewhere else it's due to some attribute that a place has that's like Portland (e.g. bridges, river, nearby mountains and coastline, culture).
I love biking and taking long walks in the city (especially when they include whiskey/wine stops), hiking and mushroom hunting around nearby rivers and mountains (with trusty field guide in hand), spending whole afternoons in Powells, eating out at delicious restaurants, dirty thrift stores, and picnics anywhere and everywhere.
I guess none of that tells you much about me, really. Well, I'm pretty independent and am focused on my own goals right now. That said, I'm also quite loving and compassionate, and would like to meet someone who understands that balance.