Yikes! The calendar says I'm in my sixties,
but how can that be true?
I still feel like one of those young hippies,
is the same true for you?
To me, life is an adventure,
so let's make it a shared venture.
Are you willing to take a chance,
and join me in life's dance?
Cold blackened slush drove me from New York City,
I loved it there, so that's a pity;
but living on a on a tropical island is not so bad,
so I have no reason to be sad.
A land with exotic flowers is where I fled,
this island beauty is widespread.
But the sun, sand, and surf,
are also reasons for my mirth.
An island is surrounded by the Sea,
but, no Mermaids are looking for me.
Life can be perfect, that is true,
that is why I'm here looking for you.
Because we are in different locales,
we must start by being pen pals.
A friendship that we can grow,
will never cause us any woe.
Friendship is a kind of love,
it is a gift from heaven above.
And perhaps it becomes romance,
if we only give it a chance.
The fiery cauldron of love melts ice and snow,
so back to New York I am willing to go.
Back to a cold world filled with ice, slush, and snow,
for the one who touches my soul.
The candle-lit dinner completed, the band begins to play our song. Our fingers touch, and we glide onto the dance floor. I hold you close and whisper sweet nothings into your ear. As the music stops, just standing there, melting into each other's arms, feeling the gentle heartbeat and the softness of your flesh. To walk, arm in arm along a deserted moon-lit beach. Then, as we reached the doorstep of our home, we laugh, jump and play like children. We rush up the stairs leading to an outdoor balcony, where our nest overlooking the moon-lit sea awaits us. And then, and then, oh joy, wonder and delight as we move into the mystery of the night.
Yet, each moment we are together is romantic, just because we are together. Whether it be playfully washing dishes together after a meal; cuddling together watching TV; or doing nothing but looking at that special gleam in the other's eye which is silently saying "I am so happy to be with you."
So, how do I summarize myself? How about: My name is Charlie and I'm a really nice, but unconventional, guy who you would enjoy getting to know.
If that is not enough, let me add some basics. I see myself as being eclectic, faithful, intelligent, a free-spirit yet responsible, honest, affectionate, and playfully cheerful. I have a warped sense of humor and can laugh at myself. I thoroughly enjoy life, and live an easy lifestyle. While I am not dogmatically religious, I am very spiritual, and appreciate the beauty and wonder of creation. My puppy-dog will vouch that I am kind, considerate, and friendly.
I believe the key to any relationship is the fearlessly complete, and genuine communication of the mind, heart, body, and soul, which are necessary for love to flower and flourish. This requires nonjudgmental acceptance of who a person is, and if necessary, compassion for the road they have traveled and the mistakes they may have made.
Since I live in the middle of an ocean, our relationship will have to begin as long-distant pen-pals. I will tell you my history, and how I ended up on a tropical island (no pirates were involved). I have had a very interesting life. I am an open book and will answer any questions you have directly and unambiguously. I do not play games with a person.
Starting out as long distance pen-pals is really the safest way to proceed. We both know next to nothing about each other now. I might be Hannibal Lecter or Freddy Krueger, for all you know. But over time our qualities, both positive and negative, will become apparent as we communicate and expose our inner being. While our bodies may not touch, our minds can. We can grow in intimacy, exploring every nook and cranny of each other's mind and soul.
When the time is right, and we feel comfortable, I have the financial means to enable us to meet in person. This could be either a vacation to each others home, or going together on a cruise, either an escorted "Singles Cruise" with separate cabins or not. Only after we met in person, would we decide what the next step would be. Being pen-pals need not be the ultimate destination, it may only be the course we have charted to get there.
But the first step is to contact me and let me know if you're interested. You don't have to say much, just "Hi" will do. As I will explain in our first messages, I AM EXTREMELY SHY and it is unlikely I will reach out to you.