I'm an unconventional adventurer and world traveler, looking for friends who are as much fun and as loyal, brave, and kind as I am. I write prose, poetry, and songs, and love to experience books, art, and music of many kinds. I am interested in learning many kinds of alternative/sustainable lifestyles and technologies. I want to spend my time with people who strive to live lightly on Mother Earth. I am not religious but a free spirit, who lets her conscience be her guide in all things. I dream of living one day soon in an egalitarian, sustainable, self-sufficient, intentional community, somewhere near a tropical ocean...
I always seek deep connections with love. I crave the company of soul friends who want to share this amazing life and play on, as the eternal children we are meant to be.
I don't smoke or drink, because I don't enjoy the feelings that tobacco and alcohol give, but I have been known to enjoy other natural highs that Mother Nature has so graciously provided.Health is a turn-on, so I prefer not to keep company with substance addicts of any kind, including drunks and smokers.
I desire to be in a union during this lifetime, with at least one happy, vital, energetic being, who is optimistic, and loves living. I seek the same kind of loyalty and self-disclosure that I offer, and a brave soul, ready to share this grand adventure with me.
A sharp mind and sensitive spirit are important, as well as self-confidence, not to be confused with arrogance or conceit. I desire to truly know someone who looks into things deeply, someone who knows who he (or she) is, or who is busily discovering him/herself, and who is unafraid to share that self fully with me. Radical honesty, passion for living, and a deep love of self are all big draws for me! I want someone just as unique and marvelous as I am, who is not threatened by a woman who knows what she wants, and actively seeks it out.
Musicians, artists, writers , and artisans often intrigue me, since I am drawn to those who are in the magical process of creating. In the past, I have experienced incredible periods of growth and beauty as I spent time among those in the creative flow. I am ready to be in that space once again...
I have 3 kids, ages 22, 19, and 6, who are essential in my life. I identify as an attachment-style mom, and an unschooler, so I spend most of my time in the company of my youngest child, and as much of my time as I can in the company of all three kids. They are the best friends I could ever hope for. I am a full-time mama, and I love it!
If knowing my chronological age is of paramount importance to you, before you take the time to know me as a being, then I don't have time for you. This is why my age is listed as over 100. Experience and maturity are relative qualities, and have little to do with how many years one has passed on this planet. I am open to knowing and loving beings of any age, and I expect this same openness from those with whom I spend time.
Having birthed 3 kids already, I am not interested in reproducing again during this lifetime. Those individuals who are looking for a woman with whom to make babies should look elsewhere, because this woman's womb has done its duty, and will not be carrying or releasing any more offspring! This being said, I could certainly see myself raising more children, and have often thought of adoption as a good idea.
Sex is a really big deal to me, and I broke up with my first long-term partner, in part, because it was merely a physical thing for him. My most recent mate was a more loving and connected sexual partner, which was wonderful, but the two of us were not well-matched, libido-wise, and I always felt unfulfilled by the low frequency of our lovemaking. I would be thrilled to have a lover who would gladly make love with me daily or every other day. I could even be satisfied with 2 or 3 times a week, but I know from experience that only 3 or 4 sexual encounters a month is not enough for me!
I have had plenty of (technically!) good sex in my life, and can appreciate it, but the being I seek will make an art out of cherishing me, body, mind, and spirit, at every opportunity, and gladly accept my worship of him/her, in reciprocal fashion. It is fair to say that sexuality is a dominant part of my spirituality, and I seek another who feels the same. I believe my true path in this life is a tantric one, and I choose to manifest a new partner who will walk this sacred way with me in joy and wholeness ...
I have been quite fortunate in my life to have many wonderful friends, and have found that some of them were interested in being my lovers, when I only felt drawn toward friendship with them. I think it is important to note that so-called "chemistry" definitely plays a big part in determining the people to whom I feel attracted.
Please be forewarned, if we begin to converse, and especially if we seem to be hitting it off, that physical attraction is an essential part of the mix. If I feel there is something interesting going on between myself and someone I meet online, I will soon want to meet in person in order to find out if the interest extends into the physical realm...
While I do not like to think of myself as shallow, and overly concerned with the physical, I would be lying if I said looks make no difference to me. I tend to be attracted to tall, thin men (I have yet to be attracted to non-males in this lifetime, but I do not rule out that possibility for exploration.) who are youthful in appearance. I often like those with a bit of an androgynous look about them, and have even wondered at times if I might be compatible with a trans-sexual, or inter-sexed individual, though I have never had an opportunity to find out.
My latest partner was my physical ideal, being over six feet tall, and weighing about 150 lbs. He also had very little body hair, was ever-so-slightly effeminate, and was naturally quite tan. Proportionately, he could have passed for a "Lord of the Rings" elf! I can find people of any coloration attractive, but practically speaking, those who do not wilt in full sunlight would be better suited to my lifestyle, which frequently finds me in tropical locales, roughing it.
Another factor which comes into play in the matter of attraction is less easily defined than one's measurements or stats, but is perhaps even more crucial. It is a unique combination of personal smell, voice, posture, facial expressions, style of communication, gestures, and so many other things which come together in just the right way to thrill me, and to entice me into intimacy. Many people whom I have admired in other ways have simply not had what it takes to turn me on. I think it is important not to settle for a love relationship with someone who is better suited to be only a friend. I am holding out for one that feels just right for me!
I prefer not to keep company with any dogmatic folks, because life is just too short and precious to waste it like that. I am also not impressed by domineering males or macho men. If you describe or think of yourself as "conservative," "average," or "a regular Joe," or if conformity is one of your lifestyle choices, we will not have much of interest to talk about.
Some of my statements may come across as harsh, but I have wasted more time than I like so far, fending off advances from many of the wrong sorts of suitors! I prefer not to waste my own time, or anyone else's, trying to make matches which are unsuitable. I think it is best to be brutally honest and clear about what I don't want, right from the get-go. I hope everyone out there will do the same...
I am a believer and practitioner of the Law of Attraction, and I know that I will be most compatible with others who base their lives on this knowledge of how the universe works. If this sounds like you, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
I recently lived in Belize for a year, and in Mexico, after that, for a year and a half, in a little tourist town called Sayulita, about an hour from Puerto Vallarta. I just returned to California April 3rd of 2015, and am enjoying getting back into the swing of life in my home country.
It would be wonderful to meet some folks who live nearby, or who are willing to travel here to spend time. If my profile resonates with you, feel free to seek me out as a potential friend, lover, or mate. I send these words out with the intention of finding members of my growing tribe... So mote it be!
While living in Mexico, I camped a couple of months on the beach at tiny, Playa Mayto, a couple of hours drive south of here, and volunteered at a sea turtle rescue camp, which was an absolute blast!
While living outside the US, I taught myself how to weave various useful, fun, and decorative items out of the ubiquitous fronds of the coconut palm, and developed that enjoyable pastime into a way of supporting myself financially. Check out my brand new ETSY store, to see my photos, if you're curious about this nearly lost art.
Now that I am living in California once again, I have begun to weave with other fibers, which grow locally. I am currently having a love-affair with weeping willow, and making lots of fun baskets. I will soon start teaching willow-weaving workshops...
My song-writing days seem to have been a flash in the pan, but you never know what the future will bring. For a listen to what I was doing a few years ago, go here:
I will also welcome the day when my writing will no longer be limited to e-mails and the occasional blog entry...
I am a dumpster-diver, and reclaimer, and feel quite satisfied when I can put something free to good use, and opt out of the capitalist system. I always actively seek ways of living for free, and intend one day to live completely free from the need for money.
I used to adore going out on my bike, alone, or with my kids, and riding for many miles, seeking beauty and adventure in the dark. We are a family of night owls who love to connect with others who are awake and full of energy in the darkness. Night cycling is not safe or appropriate here, and I miss it.
I am learning to spin nunchuks, and to contact juggle, but am very much a novice at both. I intend to find local opportunities to do yoga (I'm particularly intrigued by acro yoga these days!), bellydance, meditation, women's circles, full-moon circles, intenders' circles, empowerment circles, massage exchange, ecstatic dance gatherings, tantric study groups, and other rich experiences I haven't yet thought of, right away!
I go to Harbin Hot Springs (a local, clothing-optional resort) at least once a week for an ecstatic dance, and then stay and soak, and sleep out under the stars, so I can enjoy the benefits of a 24-hour pass, and bask in the sun the next day. I would LOVE to have a Harbin buddy, who would like to accompany me on these awesome trips.
I am currently living on gorgeous land, owned by a close friend, who has recently invited me to come here and build my home. I am currently deciding if it will be a cob home, a ceramic house, or perhaps an earthship. I look forward to creating my home with my own hands, with the help and companionship of my friends.
I seek, eventually to form an off-grid, sustainable, self-sufficient, consensus-based intentional community, somewhere in the tropics. To that end, I try to check out all the Rainbow Family Gatherings, primitive skills events, unschooling events, and intentional communities I can, to meet interesting people, and learn new and pertinent things. My kids (one or all!) often accompany me on all my journeys, and I'd love to find just the right folks to come along with us to share in the adventure...
Movies include- Dead Again, Contact, What Dreams May Come, The Butterfly Effect, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Lost Boys, City of Lost Children, Princess Mononoke, Back to the Future, Magnolia, Barbarella, Life is Beautiful, Amelie, Frequency, Grand Canyon, Flatliners, A Clockwork Orange, Poltergeist 1 & 2, Magic, A.I., The Sixth Sense, Cocoon, Time Bandits, Bicentennial Man, Four Rooms, The Shining, Donnie Darko, The Breakfast Club, Harold and Maude, Brewster McCloud, Electric Dreams, Waking Life, Jacob's Ladder, Pleasantville, Labyrinth, Legend, The Last Unicorn, Cat's Eye, Friends, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The Princess Bride, Altered States, Brainstorm, The Blue Lagoon, 12th Night, Monty Python's Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, And Now for Something Completely Different, The Holy Grail, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Dune, Lord of the Rings, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Brazil, About Time, and all the Harry Potter movies.
Television- I don't really watch television, having not owned one in better than 15 years, but my kids sometimes download stuff that I enjoy. Some examples are Adventure Time, Star Trek the Next Generation, The X-Files, Metalocalypse, Black Adder, Arrested Development, Mr. Show, Important Things, Dexter, Lost, Weeds, Lie to Me, Sherlock, The Simpsons, & Robot Chicken.
Music- Pink Floyd, The Decemberists, Iron and Wine, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pinback, Coldplay, Tool, The Shins, The Morning Benders, Martha Wainwright, Regina Spektor, St. Vincent, Deerhunter, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft, A Perfect Circle, Coil, The Mars Volta, New Order, Joy Division, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright, Joe Jackson, Jethro Tull, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Travis, Portishead, Moby, Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine, David Bowie, Brian Protheroe, Ennio Morricone, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Blue Oyster Cult, Seal, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Creatures, Chris and Cosey, The Revolting Cocks, Skinny Puppy, Peter Murphy, Al Stewart, Bread, The Moody Blues, Morrissey, The Smiths, Bjork, They Might Be Giants, Punkinhead, Blue Boy Orliss and the Stompers, Billy Goat, Ministry, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Crash Test Dummies, Frank Zappa, Beck, Elton John, The Damned, Kimya Dawson and so many more!
Foods- Raw food, Thai, Indian, Lebanese, Pakistani, sushi, Ethiopian, Chinese, Greek, Sri Lankan, seafood, chocolate!
Also, if you have scored high on my compatibility test (http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-should-i-seek-sylph-test) or have any questions or comments about it, feel free to get in touch!