I have an artistic soul ; I'm funny and light-hearted, but also have a deeply serious side...I embrace the sublime and the ridiculous, the light and the dark......And I'm a realist more than a pessimist or optimist. My creator made me a deeply passionate person, and I'm still a believer in finding a forever love (guess I'm still the optimist here).
Also, the "other" religion that I'm "somewhat serious about" is not really a religion per se...I am not particularly enamored of organized/"brand-name" religions, but adhere to a strong sense of spirituality that includes teachings of both the "major" and other religions, with a healthy dose of pure, old-fashioned hippie ethics and spirituality, and although I definitely am not stuck in the 60's, I AM grounded in what I learned from those days, both politically and spiritually.
I want to add that at 62 years old, despite having had some illnesses and injuries in my life that temporarily slowed me down, I'm still a very youthful 62...the latest challenge has been being diagnosed 3 years ago with type 2 diabetes, which has been pretty much a blessing in disguise. Got me back to serious regular exercise and a healthy low carb diet. I take no medications for it and don't ever expect to need any, and outside of gazing longingly at others sipping on root beer floats on a hot summer's day, it just really hasn't impacted my life in a negative way .
I also have a youthful outlook on life . I've always heard that I'm supposed to become more conservative as I get older. Hasn't happened yet, and I'm positive it's never going to. If anything, the current climate in this country has me feeling more radical than since I was in my 20's, and I remain progressive and open minded in other areas of my life too... I'm hoping to meet someone who can say the same about herself.