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60 • Wallingford, PA • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 50–63
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating
- Last online
- Yesterday – 6:30pm
- 5′ 6″ (1.68m)
- Body Type
- Graduated from Ph.D program
- Rather not say
- Doesn’t have kids
Memoirs: (most recent reads) Gerda Lerner, Fireweed; Oliver Sacks, On the Move; (recent reads) Victor Brombert, Trains of Thought; Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes; Richard Rodriguez, Darling; (long-standing loves) Alexander Herzen, My Past and Thoughts; Nadezhda Mandelstam, Hope against Hope, Hope Abandoned; Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory; Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness; Aleksandr Wat, My Century
Movies (a sampling): Age of the Medici, Cabaret, the Lady Eve, Nashville, Ninotchka (with Garbo), Rules of the Game, Sullivan's Travels, Ways in the Night (Zanussi), Wings of Desire (Wenders)
Past TV shows: The Wire; Rocky and Bullwinkle
Music: these are a few of my favorite things: in jazz, Coltrane ("My favorite things"/"Naima"); Sonny Rollins (Road Show albums); Lester Young (always makes me smile); Clifford Brown; Miles Davis (esp. with Gil Evans); Booker Little; Bill Evans (with LaFaro/Motian); John Hicks; Cecil Taylor ("This nearly was mine"); Betty Carter ("Something wonderful"), Ella Fitzgerald (esp. singing Cole Porter), Shirley Horn (most anything), Abbey Lincoln, (the divine) Sarah Vaughan, Cassandra Wilson (New Moon Daughter); Jim Hall, Concierto de Aranjuez; and the great composers - Ellington, Mingus, Monk
in opera: Fidelio; Mozart (Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Magic Flute); Alban Berg, Lulu; those Italian guys, such as Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini (in Turandot, my heart goes out to Liu, especially if she’s Leontyne Price); Golijov (and Dawn Upshaw) ; various singers
in classical, blues, rock, folk, roots, pop, .... [to be continued ... preferably live]
food: I'm open to most offerings
Sweet music from sweet musicians -- the late Ornette Coleman's Kathline Gray arranged by the late Gunther Schuller
The greatest beauty grows at the greatest distance from the ego - Heschel
The riches of gratitude:
Let your last thinks all be thanks (Auden)
And the blessings of uncertainty:
I see narrow orders, limited tightness, but will
not run to that easy victory:
still around the looser, wider forces work:
I will try
to fasten into order enlarging grasps of disorder, widening
scope, but enjoying the freedom that
Scope eludes my grasp, that there is no finality of vision,
that I have perceived nothing completely,
that tomorrow a new walk is a new walk.
(from AR Ammons, Corsons Inlet)
So ... if "the heart crosses the abyss that the mind creates" (S. Levine) as I recently read and which seems true enough, can't the mind cross the fissures of a rended heart ? And where does imagination find its place in this binary scheme ? Imagination seems to wed the two in its search for elective affinities (which seems to be what many of us here are searching for)
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