What am I looking for? Someone who has a breadth of understanding, tolerance, simplicity of spirit that is incapable of petty resentments, articulate, a thinker, kind, and sincere. I connect and identify with depth and philosophical underlinings that make us who we are. I seek someone who can invoke cerebral thought, knows no bounds, makes me smile at the simplest while embracing my consciousness with the not-so-simple.
I believe that friendship (caring and respect) must form the basis of any relationship. To me, life should have a purpose (the only way truly honor the gift of time we have been given on this mortal coil), so I am often trying to do something to make the world "a better place"(progressive intellectual activism for lack of a better description), but I also believe in enjoying life. I do realize that everything is a balance.
I have standards and am choosy. I don't think the choice is between black and white, but between right and wrong. I am not a moral relativist, nor do I believe that morals stem from religion.
I love ideas. They are the golden nuggets of the intellect... the spark that fires the imagination, discussion, and progress. And I do believe that I can judge an idea on its own merits.
Children know what the most important question in the world is: why? Unfortunately we teach them not to ask it.
I appreciate gratitude in people and patience and a kind of joyful appreciation from someone who enjoys my company. And I enjoy expressing that too. I like to meditate. I like to cogitate and analyze the deep issues and I like relaxing into the realization that many questions are unanswerable.
I am a reader -having consumed hundreds of books in my lifetime. In my youth I read some books, looked into others, and looked casually at a great many more, walking up and down the library stacks, reading the spines. Much later I realized how much education one gets by looking at the backs of books. One's mind is broadened and loosened by the simple observation of the immense variety of subjects that have engaged people's attention. It also sometimes happens that the casual impressions made by certain subjects do something towards preparing the mind to receive more serious impressions later.