Starting on an introspective note because why not? Some things I have come to over time... Be true. Know the value of authenticity. Lead with your heart. Move through the world with the ease of someone who isn't always looking for something more or better, because it's not where you think it is. (not from a self-help book - just from paying attention.)
Ok, the requisite sales pitch...people have told me they think I'm passionate, funny, fun, genuine, generous, wise, creative, adventurous, strong... (these are the people I like to hang out with, obviously) I love living in Brooklyn. I'm happy on the beach and could look for rocks on a pretty much endless basis. I'm very happy digging in the dirt and moved when things bud and begin to open in the spring. My garden is lush.
I recently heard that the level of one's happiness is directly correlated to how much one does for others. I might be a little too happy for my own good.
I'm trying to teach myself ukulele. Googling things like "songs with 2 chords".
I'm hard to define but easy to know.
I value honesty.
•Making people laugh, cooking, reading people, taking pictures. (no idea why I grouped those together...)
•I have really good parking karma.
•Digging up clams and cooking them in the simplest most delicious way you will ever have them.
•Being open to new experiences. Finding out new things about myself.
•Finding the good in people.
*Appreciating challenges as much as good fortune.*
*Being a true and loyal friend*
*=extra valuable traits!
(and I guess that I'm in shape and look and seem younger than my age - at least that's what they tell me.)
And I hate making lists.
Plus my profile is already a lot to slog through.
I like the way these guys sing sad love songs...
and I never tire of this...
Right now the sun is shining and I'm listening to Manu Chao.. Me Gustas Tu.. and it's making me happy...
I love great fiction and memoirs and exploring the intersection of the two. I just wrote a paper on 'truth' in autobiographical writing.
Also...I really like being under water, hearing people's stories (not under water), playing music loud when I'm by myself, cooking for and sharing meals with people, lying in warm sand, dreaming.
Oh, and people watching. I should have been an anthropologist.
Trying to maintain my optimism and compassion despite the aberrations of humanity.
PS- I have a working fireplace and if you are very nice to me I'll let you enjoy it with me... ;)
update: I just bought myself an axe and chopped wood for my fireplace, which I'd never done before. It made me VERY sore the next morning but also very happy.
I'm very open. I don't have a lot of secrets.
I'm attracted to a man who is confident yet humble, comfortable with himself, introspective, not trying to hide his vulnerabilities, and who communicates with ease.
You love good conversation and like to listen as much as you like to talk.
(This might seem like a long list but I wouldn't expect anything more than what I have to give...)
Also, you gotta have pictures. More than one. If you don't, it makes me wonder why...that's how this internet dating thing works.
Oh, and I really have trouble rating people with stars like they are movies or restaurants. I know that's the way this works to some extent but I'm just telling you that I almost never do it. If I look at your profile a couple of times, it means I'm interested.
PS. If you write to me, I'll write you back if I feel a resonance or spark...Please don't be offended if I don't.