I am not roses and orchids--I am violets, carnations and gladiolas, and I love the smell of orange blossoms. I am not chocolate--I am caramel. Coffee is essential.
I have dogs. My children are all adults. I moved to Roanoke, Virginia because one of my daughters was in college here and I fell in love with the mountains. I finally feel like I came home after living in the DC metropolitan area for most of my life.
Music is essential. I have a constant soundtrack in my life--rock & roll, oldies, country, some new age, if I like the melody or the lyrics, I don't care who did it or which era it's from. I like Pink Floyd to Floyd Kramer, Rolling Stones to David Arkenstone, Rascal Flatts, Dan Fogelberg, Alan Parsons, Glenn Miller, Metallica, Ray Lynch, Elton John, Gerry Rafferty, Tim Weisberg, Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkle, you get the picture--diverse.
I'm not a perfect person and I don't expect you to be either.I am a woman--some days introverted, quiet and shy; some days I am outgoing. I am the one who strikes up conversations in the line at the grocery store. I always try to be kind (unless some person is driving an SUV with a cell phone stuck in their ear and is about to drive me off the road--not kind then!)
I believe in deep and passionate intimacy that connects on all four levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual--with one person who you've learned to trust and care for. That's why I am here and that's what I'm looking for.
I am dimensional, osculatory, and frangible
Music: All over the board. Soundtrack to Ka, The Czars, U-2, Some country, some easy jazz, oldies, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and a whole lot more.
Movies: Braveheart, Dances with Wolves, Crash, Tracy and Hepburn movies, war movies, Indiana Jones, Transformers, The Notebook, Mulan. Blue Hawaii, Gladiator, Dave, Renaissance Man, Count of Monte Cristo, 9 1/2 Weeks, Run Lola Run; Firefly, which was a tv series, and the movie Serenity.
About a month ago, I watched The Stoning of Soroya M. and I can't get the movie out of my head--a truly haunting movie. It was based on a true story and absolutely heartbreaking. The cast was incredible and Shohreh Aghdashloo (you may have seen her in one of the 24 series) has become a favorite actress of mine.
Food: Traditional southern, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese Noodle Soup, burgers,seafood, Thai, salads,grits, coffee--normal caffienated, not Starbucks, although the Sonic Chiller is quite tasty, and of course ANYTHING with caramel in it.
(2) How to slow down and drink in the things that really matter--friendship, love, laughter.
Actually, there is one more thing I am willing to admit here. I miss laying my head on my loved one's chest and listening to their heartbeat, having our heartbeats and breathing synch up. That is total peace and contentment.