Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
i've lived a rich, varied life so far, and plan to continue growing
and savoring what's out there. I have down-scaled to my current
living space, sold/given away many possessions in a philosophical
decision to take up less room on this planet. Family is of great
importance to me, time with my grandchildren is precious.
I am a warm person, and touch is essential. I have loved greatly
and have not lost my belief in endless possibilities. I was voted
"most optimistic" in my high school class, and it has proven to be
I love the wildness and beauty of nature. Being at the ocean can
bring me to tears, as can many other things.
It would be delightful to spend time with a compatible companion
exploring more of California, and the world.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My move was to be close to my daughter, son in law, and two young
grandchildren. I spend quite a bit of time with them, loving the
rhythm of our lives.
Art was my first love, and I'm back to it. I'm fortunate to have a
studio, and work a few hours a week at a creative space for
children and their families.
Exercise is vital to me. Pilates, riding my bike around Berkeley,
I have a good road bike I want to use more, and a kayak that hasn't
been in the water nearly enough.
I enjoy the feel of a newspaper, and real books. Morning coffee is
essential, and a glass of wine in the evening while looking out at
the garden is perfection.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people feel comfortable, coming up with creative ideas,
seeing beauty everywhere.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My smile, my relaxed demeanor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: So many!!!My taste is eclectic. Swamplandia, Karen Russell
is amazing. I am now starting on her short stories, Vampire In The
Lemon Grove. Just finished Canada, novel by Richard Ford. A well
written epic just carries me away.....Am currently interested in
body work, beginning on A Handbook for Bodywork by Dean Juhan, and
have my new Atlas of Anatomy. The Miracle of Trees, by Olavi
Huikari is lovely.
Movies: Am leaning toward more foreign films lately, they seem more
honest than what's cranked out in Hollywood, though I can also
enjoy a blockbuster when in the mood.
Music: A true gift from the Universe! Classical, Blues, old
rock&roll, celtic, etc.....and dancing is great fun. I really
enjoy live performances......and I'm learning to play the
Food: Yes! Here I am in Berkeley, terrific restaurants of every
ethnicity everywhere. I especially enjoy Thai, Indian, Greek, most
anything. I'm not vegetarian, but almost.....Really enjoying the
fresh produce around me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family, friends, beauty, music, nature,love
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The next art project, and my amazing journey to this point in life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No such thing as typical.....out listening to music, dinner with
friends, home reading, etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a casual person, yet my closet is obsessively neat....
You should message me if
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You're creative. You'd like to have fun exploring art museums,
galleries, redwood forests, the coast, the water in a kayak, etc,
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