Retired early from Computer Analysis, financially independent, and separated now for three years after raising four sons in a 33-year marriage, I find my new life is most blessed by and much devoted to deep and trusting relationships of all kinds. I enjoy family, friends, mentorship, dancing, singing, quiet, mindfulness, reading, gardening, mountain streams, and walks along the beach. Gratitude is key.
I revel in long, intimate conversations with trusted friends, while family members turn to me for avuncular wisdom. I am strongly relational, seeking depth in a partner.
I am at peace with myself, most often joyful, and although I also feel the more challenging emotions, such as sadness, I experience them as welcome spring rain, never as suffering. If I don’t find the right partner, I will remain happy. I do a little yoga, but I have no formal spiritual practice. I have strong ties with a wide variety of people, from devoted Christians to pagans, Buddhists, and New Age hippies.
I live alone, but my extended, local family includes a loving mother, three siblings, four wonderful sons, and numerous sweet nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Music is essential in my life. I play nursery rhymes for tots, sing old-time songs for seniors with dementia, and lead singalongs with my guitar and my own songbook. I compose tunes for piano and play bamboo flute in the forest.
I grow dahlias and fuchsias, correspond with far-off friends, pick and dry cherries, deftly handle finances and bureaucracies, attend philosophical cafes, cook vegetarian meals, give balloons to kids, solve problems of every kind, practice yoga, attend elegant English Country Balls, scramble up mountain streams with my biologist son, play frozen tag with the neighbourhood kids, eat too much chocolate, and play scrabble with my mom. I am little interested in TV, competitive sports, celebrity, dining out, amusements, shopping, or luxury cruises. I have enjoyed in the past, and am open to, other healthy activities, such as hiking, camping, bicycling, canoeing, tobogganing, film, meditation, and self-growth retreats.
I’m a handyman and philosopher, artist and scientist, believer and skeptic.
I edit academic papers as well as creative fiction for friends, and my writing skill you may judge for yourself. I am looking for a woman who can similarly express herself – and thus reveal herself – on the written page, on the phone, and, of course, in person. I am truthful and open, sensitive and diplomatic. Oh, and frugal.
If this profile resonates with you, we match in lifestyle, and my photos please you, I would be delighted to hear from you.