I'm loyal and supportive in my relationships and even when I get busy always connect with friends and family. I try to break down our disengagement with each other in this culture; I talk with people in the grocery store line and say hello to strangers on the street. I also care about the community and world at large and act on it in terms of being part of social and economic justice movements.
I'm a good storyteller but would love to hear your stories too. Someone said recently it seems as if I'm amused and am amusing but in a thoughtful, observant way.
I don't expect us to have identical interests and I bring a lot of openness to this adventure of dating. At risk of sounding overly analytic about romance, I'm open to a few options: 1) I'm most interested in LTR. That means love, passion and dynamism between us but also all the complicated stuff - my kid, probably your kid, and who we are at this point in our lives. 2) A friendship/dating/sexual companionship type relationship without getting involved in each others family life. This is because, quite honestly, I have to spend a lot of energy on my kid and you might be a great person but not into that. "Friend with benefits" seems too trite a phrase and I'm not looking for a booty call. Really more a well-rounded companionship situation given the complexity of my parenting right now. Perhaps you have some kind of limitations as well where this might make sense.
Making up songs with my kid spontaneously, which I've come to understand not everyone does. Why not?
Having my mind wander into the terrain of what is on my grocery store shopping list while meditating.
Making the mundane fun.
Moving effortlessly between insights on life, the world, our souls and politics.
Relating to many kinds of people and moving between different worlds.
Organizing things to happen.
I've wanted to see more plays and I have been on a roll this spring: Fences, This House Will Not Stand, Amnesia, Raisin in the Sun, Children are Forever.
The good food and drink in the Bay Area is pure happiness. A stark contrast to my upstate NY upbringing - meat, potatoes and vegetables in plastic at the supermarket - although I periodically have a craving for starchy food covered in gravy. Please know you don't have to indulge me in that for us to be a match but you do have fair warning.