One of my friends just said that to me.
What is most important to me is family, my friends, being a man of great heart, and being a better man than what I began as.
I'm 38 now, and if you want to know what I've learned in this life so far, it is this: though all adventures are great, the greatest adventure is the adventure of love.
I don't put much stock in these match percentages. Whatever makes you fall in love with someone isn't you mutual affection for badminton & siracha sauce, It's about who the person is and what they aren't. It's also about how they make you feel, and what they bring into your life. oftentimes who we fall in love with is a complete surprise to us, because they're what we never thought we needed, who we never thought we needed.
To say I'm passionate wouldn't be saying it strongly enough, I'm all heart & fire. I'm also completely ridiculous, a bookworm who loves to dance, I run marathons because I like to know my limits before I break them, I love hiking mountains because I love the views of the world from high up, I love peach cobbler because it's so damn good. I love pies. I'm also a poet, so I love all things of a romantic & silly nature, life without love & laughter is no life for me.
Thousands of years ago I'd have been a Greek philosopher, then retired from that and quickly become an adventurer- thoughts & thinking are great, but eventually you have to get down into Mexico, get drunk, fight, eat, dance, make love to woman and in short- Live. You have to live it. And not just think on it.
When it comes to love, I think, at the end of time, if I were to ask the woman whom I have loved- Is your heart full? And if she were to take my hand and look into my eyes and say- Yes.Then I'd have accomplished something far more than jst meager success, I'd have done something truly great. Because isn't it a thing of immense beauty to have contributed to the happiness of another's life in this world?
To live. To know what it means to be alive and in love. To leave nothing reserved but to dance, dream, think, say, be, burn, learn, and grow. To be wildly me, passionately, whatever I may be or become. This is what I want. And maybe to win the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes ;)
I want to love. With lust, with gusto, with some balls. With that one someone I couldn't live without, because having known her would have changed my entire world.