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, the feel of your warm skin through touchable fabrics, the tapping of rain on the roof. And please be someone with a lively inquisitive mind, since as a thoughtful person I want to discuss nature, philosophical questions, science discoveries and mysteries, world events and movements, and how people relate and feel.
Chemistry is ineffable and desirable, but I think shared values are the essence of a lasting connection: So I seek someone who is kind and compassionate, can love reciprocally, has rich imagination, and affirms progressive change. I feel that humans are responsible to make our own meaning, so I'm seeking someone with beliefs based in empiricism and compassion rather than in religion, gods or gurus; we are all we have, and must take care of each other. I'm moved by the poignancy of people showing compassion even while experiencing suffering and loss.
Did you take part in--or wish you could--the Oakland Walk to End Violence, or in solidarity with Pride, or in the Port blockade/demonstrations recently in defense of Palestinians, or the Ferguson solidarity rally, or Yuri Kochiyama's memorial; or see the film "Flying Paper" at LaPena? And have you also attended the symphony or opera or a live theater performance in the past year? I looked for you in these places--and at the library, the Women's Building and Ashkenaz--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!