A very funny friend challenged me to describe myself in bullet points (presented here sans bullets):
Having said that,
but gentle, thoughtful & kind.
Intelligent and opinionated, but not arrogant.
confident & bold, but not controlling, pushy, or threatening (unless confronting ignorance, arrogance, injustice, or bullyism (i. e., republicans)
Quiet, watchful & pensive.
Communicative; expressive of my thoughts, feelings, dreams & desires
A good listener, thoughtful & compassionate
dynamic - I've been called a force of nature.
I'm regularly told I have a gift with people; I make friends everywhere I go.
Happy, easygoing & funloving most of the time
Intense, when passionate or riled (I'm very serious about the things I'm passionate about, but I don't take myself too seriously).
seriously funny ;)
(I can't remember a joke to save my life - I just have REALLY big funnybones)
I am NOT a bad boy (um, but still a little dangerous...).
I am a nice guy who knows when to stop being nice.
patient, kind, helpful - compassion, cooperation, Love is my religion, however, one would be well advised to not mistake my kindness (a choice), for weakness.
A lifelong student:
I follow the dictates of my heart, my curiosity
with a childlike sense of wonder & playfulness, enthusiasm & sincerity, am perplexed, frustrated that all scientists are not such.
Classically trained since childhood in science, fine art, music, photography, writing & treasure hunting.
I find beauty in the strangest (wonderful) places.
I laugh often, deeply, much & well, with an easy, contagious smile.
Optimistic, compassionate & encouraging to others.
Passionate; I think & feel & often speak intensely.
A card carrying people watcher (natural born Anthropologist),
I try to treat everyone with a basic level of kindness, dignity & respect, till they prove they deserve otherwise.
Someone who enjoys solitude, silence
the solace of the forest
creating, thinking, meditating, gardening, researching or EXPLORING! - unless you can keep up.
prefer to spend my time with my Lover, my children, my family or a few close friends.
(I adore my family, they are my favorite people on the planet (warm, creative, talented, brilliant, playful, loving, hilarious & cool)
The kind of man who walks fast & Loves slow
Someone who slows down when walking in the rain
Green fingered & thumbed
Someone who Loves to explore in nature, in exotic, historic & interesting places
but Loves to be at home more (and to make home wonderful)
Forgiving of the little things
Big on old school ideas like integrity, honor, loyalty & justice,
progressive in politics and social issues
The kind of man that capitalizes Love
very supportive of the women in my life; their comfort, needs, dreams and desires
someone who gives great gifts for no reason.
a patient, Loving Father
a one woman man (Where are you?)
My idea of hanging out with the boys is cycling, camping or fishing with my Brothers.)
an excellent cook, who does dishes
drinks red wine (or Guiness)
& sings in the kitchen
a man who does his own laundry and will do others laundry as well, but prefer to fold them together for conversation & laughs
The kind of guy that makes my Sisters say "Where are the men like my Brother?"
Available for a limited time only.
What I'm looking for in my ideal woman;
AKA: Things I value in a human being;
An imaginative, original, capable mind, tempered by an exceptionally kind heart, creative in art (&/or), in life & thought, gentle strength, humor, compassion. She will be adventurous; warm, affectionate, playful & fun. Beautiful inside & out - unwilling to let ANYONE do their thinking for them, including me. Someone who wants to live simply, passionately, brilliantly - creates elegantly, thinks & feels deeply, Loves generously, smiles and laughs a lot.