I'm a photographer-artist, living in Williamsburg. NY has been my home for about 15 years now, and home indeed it is. I had that "I'm finally home" feeling the minute I got here. Not sure that I can say that so wholeheartedly about the dating scene... I'm here because I'm fully ready to be in a relationship again, so I'm hoping this site doesn't become a 'home' of sorts, especially not for the next 15 years!
I live alone, have a piano, like old lamp shades, and stock a mean fridge and pantry. I love to cook, for others and for myself. I like to think of myself as outgoing, active and adventurous, and am quite social, but I also love quiet evenings or lazy days at home too.
Some thoughts on life and love: I'm big on respect (to others and to self), honesty and courtesy (in no particular order), and am partial to a balanced dose of humility at times too. Those who are close to me and know me best would say that I'm a devoted friend and family member. People are important to me.
My work/art is important to me, but it only defines me in part. I'm not a workaholic, and generally don't do as well with people who are juggling 3 careers - two by day, and a third on nights and weekends. Don't get me wrong, I respect hard work and ambition, but do feel it makes most sense to put them second to the enjoyment of life and love.
Ok, this is getting long and dry, and manifesto-like. Onto some buzzwords...
Empathy, generosity, imperfections, patience, old soul, honesty... all good.
Self-centered, entitled, flaky, pretentious... meh.
Ok, I need to stop now. See categories for more info, or better still, let's talk.