The aging wizard paused in his mysterious machinations, stroking his white beard as he contemplated the rain beating against the windows of his tower. The sound reminded him of other rain in other places, except... there was a peculiar knocking quality to it. Was that the rain at all, or somebody at the door? There was only one way to find out. Descending the 837 steps to the entry, he opened the door and said..."
I'm not very active here these days, having realized that the dating site specify-what-you-want approach is of limited use for those of us who want what we don't already know. I do still check in every now and then, just to see who's new or (more likely) who's changed her profile and now looks much different from before.
A few telling details, to get across my general flavour and colour:
I'm an eccentric and inquisitive sort, hard to predict and sometimes mischievous. Don't expect me to have simple views on anything.
I don't want to become part of the machine. I'd rather build a new one.
I am a romantic, but also pragmatic. This is the least of my built-in contradictions.
Although it doesn't stop me, I can't shake the feeling that there's something wrong with washing down a Coffee Crisp with a pot of tea.
I think out loud quite often, which might be why so many people feel some need to offer me obvious and unwanted advice. Nevertheless, I'll probably continue to do it.
It irks me that a monkey can shell and eat a peanut in half a second while it takes me five or ten.
While I'm not really a wizard in a tower, I am really country people, outwards-looking and more impressed with actions than talk.