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My self-summary
A friend told me to put my age in the 40s but I can't lie. I've been told I am a bohemian, if a very responsible one. I live for beauty rather than wealth or posterity. Beauty in language is poetry, in movement is dance or yoga, in vision is painting or photography... charging the world with Imagination. Beauty is health and vigor: action. I am ultimately looking for a deep whole energy connection with a lover, but respect and appreciate the playfulness of honest pleasure; I've found happiness in many places along this spectrum.
What I’m doing with my life
I would like the next real relationship to last the rest of my life. Come be a nomad with me. I divide my year between farm, city, and world travel: in deep and committed contact with dear friends in all of these. Currently building a cabin in the woods. Playing and arranging music: very diverse creative projects, not a 'career'. If we can play music together AND be lovers that would be excellent, but not necessary. Traditional Old Time/'folk', jazz and rock and weird stuff. Fiddle, guitar, song, acoustic/electric. I earn a humble but sufficient living as a substitute teacher, so I am never broke and very free. Enjoy practicing massage: I went through school and might yet do it professionally. Visit England regularly, and other countries when I can. Trying to spread a culture of intelligence, beauty and joy. Life was not meant to be dull. And I love wilderness: it's the only way to appreciate the city.
I’m really good at
Making a picnic hamper. Irony. You be the judge of that. Sincerity. Improvising music and food. Precise and exhilarating language (Poetry). Puns. Meeting new people and finding common ground. Keeping fit and balanced (biking, yoga, chi gung...). Enjoying life to the full!
The first things people usually notice about me
They may wonder where I'm from. Face as well as accent. My humour and wit?? Possibly an eccentric article of clothing or two.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Intelligence and taste! Meditation, spiritual philosophy, poetry, healing arts. Less now. William Blake. English classics. Poetry in translation. World lit. Hollywood went to hell (or vice versa) about 40 years ago. Foreign, arty, or older movies are more likely. Ditto music: wide-ranging and specific. And not hideously loud. Old time. Folklore. Anything I've recently discovered (Cape Verde, Moroccan, Turkish and Portuguese music). Forget TV. Thai food! Taco trucks and my own-cooked omnivorous feasts. Organics.
Six things I could never do without
I could do without a lot of things, and sometimes even do. But fresh air and exercise are pretty helpful. Variety of experience too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How best to spend my next hours, weeks... Music. I try not to spend much time "thinking": where does it get you? Much rather be engaged in utter relaxation, or getting some good exercise on the yoga mat or the bike or a decent walk, good company, cooking, or reading some superfine poetry, probably from a long time ago.
On a typical Friday night I am
...well, there ought to be a gig (not too loud) or a party. Or a dinner. But nothing is ever typical. If I had a sweetheart...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You mean what I would never tell my friends? Private? OK here goes! that I am a genius, unique and humble, and I love my body and my self, they are strong and beautiful and sensually alive, very sexy. But I would never say these things.
You should message me if
Well, if you know yoga or related arts you'll probably have a richer sense of experience, physical and otherwise: I like that. Also if you enjoy the richness and subtlety of language, we'll communicate more deeply. But,ahem... if you do not say 'like' every other word, and go up chronically at the end (up-speak). If you refrain from doing these, we'll probably get on fine. Also if you spend too much social time noodling with your phone I won't want to talk no matter how sexy you are. Call me old-fashioned. But call me.
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