We live only once--so why miss the richness around us? I revel in sensory pleasures--but with a bohemian rather than a consumerist style. Let's share gourmet meals, the music of a symphony, the thrills of a thunderstorm, cozy getaways in the country, breathtaking meteor showers, mind-stretching talks late into the night, the feel of your warm skin through touchable fabrics, the patter of rain on the roof. Please be someone with a lively inquisitive mind, since as a thoughtful person I want to share much discussion with you.
Chemistry is ineffable and unpredictable, but I think shared values are the essence of a lasting connection. You are kind and compassionate, love reciprocally, and affirm systemic, progressive social change. I feel that meaning is for humans to create rather than to receive, so I seek one whose beliefs are based in compassion, reason and empiricism rather than in religion, gods, gurus, or doctrines. If you're Christian/Catholic, or identify with any deist religion, or pseudoscience such as astrology, please skip me!
Were you there awhile back at the rally to save the Earth in Oakland Sunday? Or the huge march in Oakland for social justice/against racist violence; the Port blockade in defense of Palestinians; Yuri Kochiyama's memorial; Klein's, Dawkins' or Chomsky's lectures; or the film "Flying Paper" at La Pena? I'm seeking someone of like heart who would appreciate a man for whom these conscious and activist events represent hope, engagement, responsibility and community.
Have you also attended the symphony or opera or a live theater performance in the past year? I looked for you at the above events and places--and also at La Pena, the library, Moe's Books, the Farmer's Market, the Women's Building, and Ashkenaz Music and Dance, even on Tilden Park trails--hoping to meet the kind of person who enfolds these experiences and more.
But I don't take myself too seriously: read on:
I'm upbeat, and generally happy. I find the best in a situation. I love to have fun. I've got my dad's sense of humor, kind of sardonic, with some Robert Benchley, Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Lily Tomlin, Maureen Dowd, David Sedaris and Steven Wright mixed in. If I can get you to chuckle with my quips, wry observations, double entendres and witty word play, I'm happy. Let me make you laugh!
This gives a picture of me: I admire Rachel Corrie, Michele Alexander, Toni Morrison, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Sam Harris, Aung Sun Suu Ky, Ursula LeGuin, Barbara Lubin, Arhundhati Roy, David Gilbert, Malala Yousafzai, Bonnie Raitt, Chelsea (Brad) Manning, Eric Snowden.
If these are the kind of folks you esteem, you may well feel as I do that you're too unconventional to find a counterpart amongst the people who frequent OK Cupid...