Raspbberry
55 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
A friend, a lover, a playmate—not necessary in that order—this SJF is looking for the one good man: funny, sweet, intellectual. We’ll converge our past solitary lives and dream together or make love all day as if we were kids again. I’ll have my eyes closed to imagine I am still young and beautiful and we will hold hands because I fall down often when I dream of flying. I shall take care of all your earthly needs and desires and you shall cook French crepes and read fairy tales, poetry, NYRB, and science mags to me.

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A note of caution. By far the majority of you are looking for 2 major feminine qualities that I, sadly, do not possess.
1. I absolutely and totally lack any detectable sense of humour. Lately, as my friends noticed with concern, I do not seem to LOL from dawn to dusk. I am especially incapable of LOL right after I wake up and the daily copy of The Guardian arrives into my mail box. And pls do not put any smiles on my face; are you kiddin' me? I have enough wrinkles, thank you.
2. A lot of you here are seeking a "G-d -fearing woman." Especially our neighbours to the south, the American Abrahamic tradition practitioners. I have to admit I no longer fear your G-d. Why? He is not available. I have heard from a very reliable source that he is in semi-permanent retirement in the 5th dimension, way beyond the accessibility of a nearest Wormhole. He is allegedly undergoing an intense Peter-Paul assisted PTSD and anger management therapy related to the gory mess he feels responsible for. I do fear other powerful G-ds, tho, like the Greek Furies, for example. I believe I might get a better response from them sometimes.
3. PLEASE, do not start your msg with "Hey, pretty, how's your Sunday?" or "Looking forward to the weekend?" My grasp on reality is so tentative these days, that if I open your msg AFTER the weekend, say on Tuesday, I may get seriously time-disoriented. I WILL NOT respond to "Hey, pretty, how's your day going?" either. it's none of your business how it is goin'.
4. I do not cuddle on a couch in front of a TV, drive without a purpose, or feel equally comfortable in jeans and evening dresses; definitely not when worn at the same time. If that is what you are lookin' for, sail on my cybernetic friend. . .
What I’m doing with my life
Apart from becoming a great coloratura soprano (see below), I would like to be famous at something else too.
I also read, write, attend concerts, theater, and political events. I spend time with my kids, knit (a lot), cross-country ski, and mountain bike in beautiful forests in October.
I am politically active and involved in community building. I'm interested in the arts, growing food and foraging for it in the woods, world history, anthropology, sciences, philosophy, and a ton of other things.
I love big cities, tram noise, great buildings that are eye candy, huge public spaces, and grand rivers dressed in granite. Last summer I was in Barcelona. I wasn't that impressed with the city itself, but Gaudi definitely made my head spin (see the pictures in his park).
I’m really good at
Well, knitting of course, I am currently involved in four different projects--all very colourful!
Thinking also sometimes works, but not always. I used to be very cerebral, but it dawned on me that thinking doesn't always look good on a woman. Now I'm trying to learn to walk in high heels.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think: my gender, my age, my hight, my clothes--hmm, my looks,
Oh, this is such a lame question.
Can I apply for a part-time position designing the questions on dating sites?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like all music except for the types that have no rhyme or reason (like the improvisational jazz that goes on forever). I love ALL folk music and most classical music, especially from the 18th century. I was raised on a diet of perfect ballet, so I am very fond of it too. I LOVE Alvin Ailey. I read a lot of nonfiction, but would love to change this habit. I love the real French crepes, if I can find them.
I just came back from the Ashkenaz music festival. I felt so alive, so connected to all others and the source of all things human. If our politicians and their masters were musicians there would be no war.
The six things I could never do without
Music, ideas, sleep, fresh air, my kids, trees, good food (especially deserts).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-- WHAT MAKES A LIFE WELL-LIVED. A life spent in the service to Humanity. Not in self indulgent "self-improvement," meditation, prayer, or own health obsession.
-- How majestically beautiful the world is in the summer. As I write this I am sitting in a cafe on a Greek island --Alonissos -- in front of a noisy port. The air is filled with the scent of the sea; invigorating, nostalgic, but tarnished by the unpleasant clouds of diesel exhaust occasionally expelled from the innards of ships.
-- We are the strangest and the most magnificent species on earth. If only we just stopped killing each other. . .
On a typical Friday night I am
Pretending I'm a great singer with a beautiful and powerful voice (on other days, uhh, I cannot produce a single proper note).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
OK, I have written it below in an invisible font:

But don't tell my mother.
You should message me if
You are someone intellectually challenging, accomplished, urbane, self-aware, and interested in progressive politics (no religion, pls). I'm looking for wisdom, gentleness, and emotional maturity. I seek a worldly man I can learn from; someone who appreciates knowledge and intelligence and is in good enough physical shape to beat me in a game of badminton (or at least make it a challenge). Above all, I want someone to teach me, cook for me, listen to me, and keep me all dazzled and warm and off life support well into my nineties.
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