62 Port Townsend, WA
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My self-summary
I am a fun-loving, happy person who is pursuing my passions. I embrace happiness and openness, and enjoy being active.

I am drawn to self-awareness, growth and taking responsibility for my emotional well-being and continue that journey daily. I focus on self-growth and awareness and seek that in another. I wish for that in a fun-loving and spiritual partner, even if we are on separate/different paths. I have pursued a great deal of soul-searching, find that very interesting and helpful in negotiating life. I am told that I am an energetic and youthful 62. I was widowed a few years ago after 26+ years of marriage, so am in a new chapter of life.

I am looking for someone to be active with: travel, camp, fish, boat, bicycle, walk, dance, PLAY! I'd love to see the 13 states in the U.S. that I have not yet been to. Up for road trips, or trips abroad. I love museums, galleries, great food, city and country life. Ask me sometime about my work in progress to see the rest of the U.S. and the National Park Pass I qualified for just a few days ago! (see photo album for a few clues....)
What I’m doing with my life
Freestyle/conscious dance, meditation, time in nature: hiking, biking, walking. Embracing life fully! Looking at traveling more. Going for it!
Singing with 8 other men and women in an a capella group: pop, jazz, classical, Broadway, sappy 40s love songs.
I just graduated from a fabulous year-long leadership program, based on the conscious dance Soul Motion. Tricky to explain, but if you have ever tried freestyle dance, you will more easily understand.
I visit the Seattle area regularly, as my Mom resides now in Redmond....and I still have family in Kirkland, where I spent my childhood. I also visit Portland, great dance community there and FOOD CARTS!! I am considering relocating somewhere in the NW, and spending more time in the sun or a warmer climate...not sure where. However, Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula are both so great.
I’m really good at
Being playful and passionate...and COMpassionate.
Singing harmoniously.
Loving up my loved ones in many different ways, especially by aiming for unconditional love and appreciating their unique qualities.
Communicating, even about the difficult or touchy subjects (essential in my mind, for a deep and fulfilling relationship)
The first things people usually notice about me
I enjoy looking on the brighter side of life. I am friendly and like to hear people's stories; there is always a story. I try not to take myself too seriously, and do like to have fun: dancing and making music are very meaningful to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I am a all types of ethnic foods. Feel great about eating well, buying locally grown foods.
Love lots of types of music, even country! Fond of classic 60s, 70s rock, jazz: traditional and out-there, pop, folk.
I am blissfully TV-free, too many fun things/people/places to go to sit much. Do like snuggling up on the couch and watching movies.
Read primarily self-awareness focused books, upbeat non-fiction by people who have made a difference; Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hahn.
Study texts and philosophies of Kashmir Shaivism, a type of Eastern Yoga...

Much has been said about the eternal and untouchable nature of love, its tidal ungovernable forces and its emergence from beyond the ordinary, but love may find its fullest, most imagined and most courageous form when it leaves the abstractions and safety of the timeless, the eternal and the untouchable to make its promises amidst the fears, vulnerabilities and disappearances of our difficult, touchable and time bound world. To love and to witness love in the face of possible loss and to find the mystery of love's promise in the shadow of that loss, in the shadow of the ordinary and in the shadow of our own inevitable disappearance may be where the eternal source of all of our origins stands in awe of the full consequences of everything it has set in motion.
November Thoughts
©David Whyte and Many Rivers Press 2014
The six things I could never do without
Freestyle dancing (Conscious moving meditation, in which a partner is not needed!)
Healthy veggies and fruit, yes to chicken, fish , beef
Dear friends and family members
Good health and fitness
Music, listening to and especially singing
Time in nature: Walking, hiking, biking, camping. Beaches, trails, sunsets, birds.
Laughter, wackiness, wittiness, puns. Exclamation points!!!
(I like the number 7!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Adventures and travel to pursue. Wondering if I may relocate in a few years, following retirement. Kindness, compassion, wackiness, fitness and NOT THINKING! Embodying the present moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about at one of the fun or arty or interesting events in Port Townsend....or making music with friends, or dancing. Or staying in Kirkland. Or dinner in after a long week, or a walk on the beach. Seeing a play at the local public theatre. Visiting Portland or Olympia for a weekend dance workshop.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Let's get to know one another and I will share more.....
You should message me if are mindfully unconventional in the sense that you are interested in the being a stillness or meditation practice. Do you find a peace and joy in a sunrise, or cloud, or drop of dew?!