I love to laugh, which I do often. Wake up smiling and find it easy to continue all day… I hear the music of your heart singing beneath your words, and I love discovering what makes each person unique. I think outside the box, trust people until they prove themselves untrustworthy, and have never met a stranger. I'm a dreamer, a passionate participant and an interesting human.
I look for beauty wherever I am, and especially love art, nature and writing. I'm spiritually fit, artistic, intelligent, attractive and mature. My hobbies include painting, reading, movies (not too much violence), art shows and museums, healthy organic food, occasional dancing. I am a Quaker, am interested in metaphysics, practice Open Heart Meditation, am involved with the 12 Steps and am a Meher Baba lover. I am politically liberal.
I'm looking for a partner with whom I can grow spiritually. I believe that Spirit is everywhere present, and want to connect deeply with a kind hearted, spiritually curious, monogamous man. A good sense of humor is very important to me; Spirit dances to the tune of shared laughter...
Any active addiction is a deal buster for me. Before exploring sexual intimacy, there would need to be deep friendship between us. If you are any kind of fundamentalist or are politically "conservative" as opposed to "liberal," we are not a good match.
I eat a healthy, organic diet. I am blood type O and find that prolonged vegetarianism doesn't work for me, so I eat humanely raised animal products. Cooking is a delightful art form, and even more fun when the kitchen is shared by two friendly hearts who are curious and committed to health and kindness...
Music: I prefer classical, folk, and classic rock. Don't understand jazz---guess I'm like some people who don't like modern art because they don't understand it. I recently read that while plants thrive while listening to Mozart, they die when exposed to rap and jazz. perhaps there is not a nurturing melodic component?
I love my children and five grandchildren who all live in Chicago.
I am currently going deeper in studying and practicing Non-violent, compassionate communication. Listening, really listening with empathy and an open heart, is a skill that I value and practice. True intimacy comes from kindness, honesty and empathy. I am very interested in deep intimacy, the kind David Deida talks about in his books on human relationships and sexuality.
BTW, I have noticed a lapse of "dating etiquette" on these dating sites. After communicating, men often just stop writing or calling. I am old fashioned enough to believe that if there has been a heart connection between two people, and one of them changes their mind (or the heart has shifted), it is polite and kind to let the other person know this. You can expect forthright kindness and honesty from me and I hope to receive the same from you. The more I practice Truth and authenticity, the deeper and more valuable my relationships have become. I have found that authentic feedback can sometimes be quite valuable and I welcome it whether we continue to explore dating, or we decide to move on.