As has been said, "I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other" (Rainer Maria Rilke)...indeed.
I try to learn from each encounter I have with any other person or animal, that is, I view all as teachers. I adore children and have helped raise several, but I do not see them as a part of my future. I’m an only child but with 38 first cousins, I never lacked for surrogate siblings!
Bass players are leitmotif in my life. :)
I’m a cultural/educational anthropologist and visual artist (mixed media usually; B.F.A. in graphic design, but have a great affinity for all art and creative endeavors – the fine arts are a passion). I keep many creative and research projects ongoing, including now writing a book on the music industry and the civil rights movement. I never cease to be amazed by the natural world and human behavior.
Travel is a vital part of my life (46 countries, so that is a bit of an understatement), and I have worked and lived in a variety of cultures. A few favorite general regions would be Southeast Asia, and Central and South America.
I am creative, caring, and mindfully-aware. I attempt to be non-violent in thought, word, and deed. I enjoy the general unplanned and unpredictable in life, and I crave intelligent, informed conversation with creative, curious, artistic, well-read, gentle-souled, and humorous individuals.
Kind of a cosmic cowgirl I guess, but making the road here on earth by just walking. Best of luck to everyone – peace!