me: a playful, undomesticated brainiac; a feral gentleman; passionate, earthy and mentally rigorous. sharp enough to know for sure that life is sterile without *heart* and that being "book-smarts" are dead and deadly w/out "heart-smarts" to go with it. have a pretty high IQ and off the charts EQ, excelled of course, only by my stunning depth of humility. not emotionally perfect, in any way, but fairly emo-brilliant.
actually: the brainy thing was luck of the draw--i was born with it. the high EQ was something that i have always had the seeds of, but had to work my ass off on the inside to alchemize my youthful bat-shit crazy but super-sensitive ways into a grounded emotional intelligence. ADHD enthusiasm can leave some with a sense of overwhelm (that i come on strong. yeah, like a puppy.)
also: sometimes yielding and gracious when i am right, humble and contrite with self-respecting dignity when i am wrong. in friendship and love, i am a "team-player." cultivated over many bumbling years of loving and striving, it is one of my super-powers now. i will be on your side, fiercely and always.
further: i resemble walt whitman's remark: "i contradict myself? very well then! i contradict myself. i am large. i contain multitudes." while i have longed for most of my life to blend, to "fit in" and appear normal, i have recently decided, along with rumi, "from now on, i will be mad." mad and kind.
i play sorry guitar, but sing beautifully. an "intermediate" yoga enthusiast who maintains high fitness and flexibility. drawn to green/feminist politics. i have a 2400 book library, but maybe only 100 or so novels. love light carpentry and fixing things. would someday love to buy/build/restore a house. i don't surf.
a gregarious introvert (infp/enneagram 4), i appreciate regular solitude, but am warm and pro-social. i'm fiercely independent, yet intensely loyal and generously affectionate. there is a good chance that i will be a delight to your children, parents and pets, because i am pretty good at the "loving everybody" thing.
an agnostic gnostic--a "liberation theologian" by training. i'm not an atheist, but i respect the scientific method and principles of logic and argument. most theists would say that i AM an atheist because of all the crap i *do not* believe in. i am also a kind of mystic. i have an awkwardness inside around the split between my inner skeptic and my inner shaman. while i don't believe in "woo woo" stuff, i have had more than a handful of "woo woo" experiences, which lead me to conclude only that the world is bigger and weirder than i think, and than i *can* think.