(I have a partner who is an important part of my life; we've been together for a few years and hope to stay that way for many more. Anyone interested in me - especially if not "just" as a friend - needs to be aware of that. This is an all-above-board, longterm-open relationship.)
I think a lot, sometimes too much, and I like to understand the big picture and its patterns. I'm an idealist, but with a hefty dose of realism that on bad days makes me cynical. In most things I take the long view, I am patient where patience is needed; but I am practical, swift, and stubborn where action needs to be decisive. I don't shy from hard problems. When things need doing, I get them done.
I enjoy thoughtful conversations, but I grow uncomfortable with meaningless small-talk. I'm not afraid of silence; sometimes it's a great comfort. I love the simple rhythm of heartbeats and breath. Conversation doesn't have to involve speech, either. I like finding & using other means to communicate.
I am fluid, resilient, and loyal.