Also, if you are interested, why not send out a message ? I also send out messages sometimes when I see someone I like, so I know a message is not always returned with a positive response, or really any response ! Still, it would be great to hear from you and I will respond politely and honestly.
If you live far from me, I am also now more open to that then before. We can phone and skype and then travel to meet each other. But it has to truly be Honest. Not a long-distance scam .... we both have to enjoy the whole situation ( the person, the potential, the locations, etc. ) and give each other our time and attention.
It's been a challenge to have men close to my age contact me. I realize that when men are intensely " into " their jobs or have grown children or become grandparents, some of that "charming way" of attracting women can get put "on the back burner" so to speak ... one feels too "busy"..... or one seeks the fulfilment of a "fantasy" .... a much younger love-partner, etc., etc. ......... Well, I'm not a "fantasy" woman ( but I am a good lover, :-). I am a true, creative, intelligent and lovely person who sincerely wants to know you and live in Joy and Harmony. I have the sensuality, desire, health and "energy" to do that.
Talk to me and have your own impression ... ask questions ... that's all okay. Yes, we need to be compatible in important ways .... a balance of "body, mind and spirit" so to speak. Of course, we are not identical .... so, there will be new things to learn and experience.
About family .... I truly enjoy being around children in spite of not having any of my own. If you have an extended family, I'm happy to enjoy and participate in your "family" activites when you feel comfortable with that.
I'll briefly add that I am a freelance, photographic artist. I've photographed many Live Music Concerts ( of many types of music ) and also the Beauty in Nature. I currently work at photography part-time and sell my work at several large public gardens. I could be "retired", but photography is something I really enjoy.
Right now, I live in Tujunga, just north of Glendale, CA. It's about 15 minutes from downtown LA ( really ! ), tucked up into the beautiful San Gabriel Mountain foothills. Please notice that this is Tujunga and Not Topanga. However, I'm open to "change" and the possibility of moving within Metropolitan LA or even "beyond". It definitely is possible for me ... There's so much to enjoy and explore, in addition to other travels.