I'm mischievous and curious. I'm a deep thinker and a spur-of-the-moment explorer. I'm an old creative soul with a childlike sense of wonder. I think I've skipped over the midlife crisis and settled into a pattern of acceptance, being in the moment, and being comfortable with that.
I'm honest and a little shy, but pretty easygoing. But I don't do drama very well.
Ah, my three adjectives. I should explain those a bit:
"Crazy-wise" is that sense of deeper knowledge and/or enlightenment that doesn't come from conventional sources, but it's not wrapped up in a New Age disguise, either. Knowing without knowing, as the Daoists would say. Track down the book Crazy Wisdom by Wes Nisker and you'll get a sense of what it is.
"Careworn": It's not always been an easy life, but it hasn't defeated me. Oh no, not by a long shot.
"Laconic": I do love a deep, involved conversation. Really, I do. But there are times when I'll keep things short and concise. I'm not very good with idle, mindless chatter. I'm more of an active listener. It's good to just keep the senses open and take in the world. The simple things are usually the most profound. If there's anything I've learned over the years, that would be it.
I love reading, playing guitar, hanging out in bookstores and music shops, having a damn fine cup of coffee or a cold drink while checking out new bands and songwriters, cooking or enjoying a great meal ( it's not the food, it's the company ), hiking, hitting up the Drafthouse or watching a favorite DVD, and taking the time to just bask in the glow and breathe deeply.
These are all things that I do on my own...but how terrific it would be to share these things, learn about your interests, engage in deep conversation and explore the world with new eyes, new passion, and new understanding. Y'know, sometimes I want nothing more than to lay back watching the night sky, whispering sweet nothings and embracing one another, and feel that all is right in the world. I don't know if that's terribly romantic or terrible romance...but I miss that feeling.
Dajia hao! Wo de Zhongwen mingzi jiao Ha Ruilong. Hui shuo yidiar putonghua 大 家 好！我 的 中 文 名 字 叫 何 瑞 龙。 会 说 一点 儿 普 通 话。
I am STILL--and apparently always WILL be--crazy-wise, careworn, and laconic.