With a five year old daughter, a new internship and Grad School for Intermodal Expressive Therapy at Lesley University, I'm a tad busy. Just started dating my Sweetness, too, on 4/21/13. While we are polyamorous, I am sufficiently busy that scheduling is a challenge. That having been said, if I feel a strong spark with someone, I will pursue it as long as you are chill and laid-back about scheduling; someone who is going to fuss when I get crazy busy and can't make plans for a few weeks is not going to work in my life. I really truly really don't have time for a series of lame awkward coffee dates... I prefer to do some back and forth email chit chat to determine if our Brainz click before bothering to schedule the in-person date.... unless it is immediately apparent that our brains do click nicely. Or unless you appear to be a Zombie who just wants to eat my brainz in which case-nevermind.
I am a strange blend of wacky mystical artist and scientist and smartass. On the science end, I am obsessed with cuttlefish and one day will probably return to school for a PhD in Marine Biology so I can study them. When I'm 65 or so.... my retirement career!
Regarding religion: I am spiritual rather than religious, and influenced by multiple streams, Sufism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, Gnostic Christianity. If I had to encapsulate it I guess I am more shamanic than anything, but I do meditate and practice mindfulness as well and have learned quite a bit from reading Thich Na Haan and Pema Chodron. Sufism is well encapsulated by the Sufi poet, Rumi, it's very love based, the symbol I love best from Sufism is the Sufi Winged Heart. Did you know that in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene she was his first Disciple and Partner.... and that she was never a whore? Some nasty pope spread propaganda turning her into a whore and perverted the scriptures much later in the 12th century.... go look it up! Ultimately my thoughts on religion and spirituality can be summarized thusly: I believe that Divinity is itself energy, flow, current which we can connect to directly, but often while incarnate in bodies, we feel more comfortable employing the User Interface of a Religion, a God(dess), Angels, etc. Under the hood I believe that all religions are reaching to the same Source, so I tend to ignore or point and giggle at "One True Way" mentality.
I am feline, labyrinthine, and ridiculous