”Don't choose me because I am faithful,
Don't choose me because I am kind.
If your heart settles on me, I'm for the taking.
Take me for longing or leave me behind."
~ Alison Krauss
"We all want to open our eyes and hearts with someone and finally see the truth. I would love to meet someone and create the universe together. I would love to open my eyes and see what is going on together with someone. How about you?"
~ Reb Anderson, Being Upright
Do you have books/reading material scattered about your home? Is there no limit to your curiosity? Do you long to live authentically and intentionally and make a real difference?
Like a lot of people, I'm a passel of paradoxes: passionate and peaceful, serious and humorous, mature and playful, geeky and normal. Words (reading and writing), music (listening and performing), and working/playing with children are my main passions, along with seeking a sense of home and cultivating creativity, mindfulness, and purpose.
While I'm open to new experiences and things outside my comfort zone, I also require sufficient time in places where I can hear myself think. I believe in reason, compassion, pragmatism, wonder, and integrity. I don’t believe in boredom: the world is too full of fascination, and the value of stillness and emptiness is too often underestimated.
At the same time, I crave connection. I've spent plenty of time alone and appreciate the gifts of extended solitude, but I very much want Something More, a true partnership. What's more, I'm willing to relocate for it, especially to places with Sudbury schools, Zen centers, and kick-ass choirs.
(In case this profusion of prose isn't enough for you, you're invited to check out my blog, Write Learning.)