I'm a long-time Sebastopolian, originally from NY (left in '67) via Berkeley (til '69) and Mendocino (til '74). An ex-Ivy League, ex-hippie. I'm health-oriented, curious, love food and am an excellent cook (but find myself not preparing anything that takes more than 15 minutes, lately), exercise regularly, am self-employed part-time. I'm responsible, unconventional, organized, intense, financially sound (800+ credit score and zero debt) but not wealthy, good at finding solutions, youthful, finally grown-up (but still learning), a good communicator and a potter/sculptor (since age 59). I love tools and doing projects around the house, but also like to get 'outta' town (Mendocino and SF are favorites). I'm most comfortable in shorts or jeans, but also like dressing up or costuming. I'm a thrift shop browser, love my hot tub, have a sewing machine (and use it), enjoy good books and movies, am an NPR junkie, used to dance up a storm (still enjoy hitting the floor now and then) and like volunteering with nonprofits. I consider myself to be a good friend; helpful, supportive and honest.
Though I've spent many years pursuing various spiritual paths, (New Age, Hinduism, Sufism, Buddhism), at this point I'm just into awareness and being present.
More and more I tend to view my opinions and beliefs not as the truth, but as "my stories" about things. I'm not necessarily invested in them. It pleases me to be able to chuckle when I notice them. They're more like the clothes that I put on each day or for a specific event.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR:
I want a partner-in-life. Not to smother or be smothered; shared interests, individual interests, shared friends, individual friends; comfortably independent/interdependent. Someone whose age is close enough to mine to understand and be able to relate to my stage of life. Hopefully, someone to live with and share and explore the rest of life with. I'd like to find a fun, interesting, intelligent, articulate, wise, slender, petite, warm and open woman. I'm mixing all kinds of adjectives here....spontaneous, responsible, strong, health-oriented, with integrity, familiar and comfortable with her "shadow". Maybe someone who also likes to putter on home projects. A good communicator & friend & hopefully she considers relationship as "path"....
AND a relationship that encourages me to grow beyond who I believe myself to be......
AND I seek a woman for whom 'being aware' is a priority. Not a serious, grit-your-teeth pursuit, more like a laugh or giggle at how silly we can be when we're not being present.
BOTTOMLINE: someone who truly likes me, though obviously, not necessarily everything about me. (But hopefully those things you don't care for about me, you find humorous).