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60 • Wallingford, PA • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 50–62
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating
- Last online
- Today – 6:05pm
- 5′ 6″ (1.68m)
- Body type
- Graduated from Ph.D program
- Rather not say
- Doesn’t have kids
Memoirs: (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
The greatest beauty grows at the greatest distance from the ego - Heschel
Praising, that's it ! One appointed to praising,
he came like the ore forth from the stone's
silence. His heart, o ephemeral press
of a wine that for men is unending
from Sonnet VII, Sonnets to Orpheus, Rilke
(trans. M.D. Herter Norton)
The many ages we inhabit and that dwell in us (prompted by Robert Pogue Harrison's Juvenescence, a wonderful and oft profound meditation on the topic)
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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