I'm emotionally mature and grounded, yet also playful with a penchant for adventure.
As a humble person (too humble I'm told), it's challenging to summarize myself here.
I am an urban type who also loves to be in nature.
Hiking and over-nighting on the Appalachian trail and going to a cultural event are of equal interest and importance to me.
The company that joins me on such outings is the most important aspect. To that end, I am here looking for kindred spirits to share in life's wonders.
Making drawings from life and my imagination. (Currently working hard to augment my figure drawing abilities)
Visual problem-solving. Understanding Art with my heart and my head.
Keeping secrets - this is important and unique about me. I have
found over the years that most people, not matter how well-
intentioned and kind, cannot contain that which should be kept
private. Despite their best intentions, they leak information. I
know how to stay contained.
I enjoy reading. Some favorites are: All of Barbara Kingsolver, James Baldwin and Melville, just to cite a few.
I'm interested in children's literature as well: Dr. Seuss was a genius.
Some of my new favorites are Sean Tan and Brian Selznik, who exhibit such creative freedom, panache and skill.
I read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
Recently finished "The Secret Life of Lobsters" which was fascinating. (Yes, I still eat those curious creatures from time to time.)
Another recent read was Thich Nhat Han's book "Coming Home" on relationship between Zen and Christianity.
At the moment, Orhan Pamuk has my attention. (Read "Snow' and taking too long to finish "My Name is Red.")
I enjoy listening to: music from around the globe, and podcasts (RadioLab, This American Life...who doesn't love these?) I have a soft spot for female vocalists (Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLaughlin, Mazy Star, Adele)
As for culinary pursuits:
I appreciate cuisines from all around the globe.
I love to cook tagines, paella, and soups.
We harvest much of what we eat, from the veggies to the meat!
-a clear conscience
-moments of quiet
How I am going to carve out time for creative pursuits