I am presently married to WILD_crafter. She is a magnificent woman and we have a tremendous connection. She is extremely good to me and I find her to be incredibly amazing. She makes me feel special and alive. This is a very rare thing. Feel free to come visit us in the forums. We rarely hang out in there these days, but strangely enough, that is where we first met. So, while the forums are clearly an absurd phenomenon, they can also be a mythical life changing experience, yes? All things are possible.
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Just waitin' on a friend. She's a woman who shares similar philosophies, knows her true self, appreciates who that is, and would like a man to appreciate her. I like comedy, satire, politics, music, literature, Rilke, Emerson, Yeats, philosophy, harmony, nature, rivers, theatre, travel...and yes...unhurried morning coffee. Excessively long meals and conversation. Blues, jazz and folk music rank right up there with this amateur keyboard player. Lazy unhurried intimate Sunday morning lovemaking (apologies to fundamentalists interested in repressing all human impulses, but I must confess to a healthy interest in sex). Bowling is also good. Skeeball ranks even higher than bowling, although not quite as high as sex. Ever watch Dogma? Skeeball is an end unto itself. Boats. Oceans. Rivers. The occasional mid-summer baseball game with beer.
I'm open to anything and everything that's not the everyday American virtual reality least common denominator sludge. Still, if you're 'good company', you can twist my arm on occasions to do things I probably wouldn't do otherwise. I'm flexible and resilient like the willow. Laughter is non-negotiable as a character attribute and my only unyielding requirement is a warm smile and a sense of humor. You must laugh and smile in this life to understand where faith comes from and maintain balance. If this sounds like you, we'll share common ground right away. I would be delighted to shoot a game of pool and share a drink with a woman who could appreciate a new friend. Give a shout and let's share a few laughs.
It is unimportant what piece of geography you call home: we're all carbon-based units with hopes, desires, fears, failures, talents and potential. I don't care about your vocation or whether you have--or don't have--children. Just smile more than you frown. It would be fantastic if your smile is warm, relaxed, authentic and graceful because it's displayed by a soul astonished by the miracle of just being alive. A keen desire to make learning an end unto itself is very attractive. A forgiving, patient and caring nature is quite charming.
As for being active? Here's my perspective. I can climb mountains and hike 30 miles up 15,000 feet or cross the Utah desert in mid-July; I can also spend an entire day achieving less than a bag of romaine lettuce in the fridge. I like both and BOTH have value and purpose. I enjoy meditation and yoga. One should strive to quiet the mind to find balance. It is good to know how to relax, sit still, find a moment of Zen, simply feel, and listen to the world around us. I hope this is absorbed as the smoothly-blended cocktail of pragmatism and jubilation I intended it to be. Hugs and whirled peas, beautiful ladies--gentlemen, trannies, creepers, freaks, trolls, socks, serial killers, cyborgs, clones, genetic accidents and shoe salesmen also--and I thank you all so much for your indulgence of my quirky ramblings.
I am known as river in the forums, and in the real world as Tom.
FLESCH-KINCAID DISCLAIMER: My profile scored 60 on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test and should be easily understood by a wide demographic of readers. If you are aroused or amused by unconventional and complex language with readability scores comparable to that of the Harvard Law Review, please advise, and I'll be pleased to supply some of my inconceivably monotonous publications to help you overcome insomnia for life.
I am sardonic, entropic, warm, and introspective