I am seemingly shy, and possibly labeled 'weird'. It's actually just introversion. I am a deeply caring, polite person to everyone. I have many acquaintances! Very few people I consider a true friend though. Friendship is a title reserved for a relationship that withstands the test of time. I am a fiercely, faithful friend to those select few.
I am not concerned with wealth, or our current society's definition of success. I am concerned about being a better person to myself, and those around me. This is a very difficult ambition to have, considering it's a lifelong one. I think the results will extend well past my own lifetime, if I give a true effort though.
I am a dedicated father, to a daughter and son. I have my interests, and own needs; but they are my kids! Having grown up with deeply caring parents, I've experienced the strength it's provided me later in life. I hope to pass that along to my own kids, despite my love life not following the path my parents did as a couple.
Speaking of love life! It is something I've experienced in many forms. All of them great lessons, leading me to a better understanding of what love is to me. Passion, dedication, knowing when to compromise, and an open heart (+ ears!). My trusting nature, has led me astray before while getting to know someone. I want to meet someone who can be serious about a relationship, and treat my trust as something special and not fleeting.
Don't you mean Green Lantern?
Nope, Blue Lantern :)
"In fearful day, in raging night,
With strong hearts full, our souls ignite,
When all seems lost in the War of Light,
Look to the stars-- For hope burns bright!"
No, I am not forsaking work and responsibilities for play as a fictional character. It's a metaphor though for who I want to be.
You don't have to like the fictional material, to appreciate the joy of having hope!
Chuck D said it very well: "If I can't change the people around me. Then I change the people around me."
I am pretty good at music trivia! Well certain genres more than others, but I am learning more all the time. Even when I don't know it, it's very likely I'll want to at least experience it. Music = soul food.
Taking a serious moment, and turning it into a lighter atmosphere is something I think I am good at :) I am not always turning something into a joke though. I can be serious, and share other, deeper emotions. I just choose to not live in a down-state of "life sucks!" for long if at all.
MOVIES: I'll watch nearly anything in good company. Alone I will watch: action/adventure, comedy, sci-fi of course and because I am a parent children/family movies.
MUSIC: All of it speaks to me, and there is NO music I dislike. Just some I have to be in mood for to fully appreciate.
FOOD: Spicy is good! I will eat non-spicy also, and can be coerced into trying many types of food.
- Music to listen to
- Imagination (mine or others)
- A good laugh, that brings me to tears
~ Pay With Friendship
I chose 'short-term dating' as a possibility also, simply because while my heart is set for a long-term relationship; I understand there may be more lessons to learn in the short term before that goal is reached.