Artists - J.M.W. Turner, Franz Kline (the Abstract Expressionists in general...)
Books - Richard Russo's the Risk Pool, Anything written by Eugene O'Neill, Sean O'Casey, Christopher Isherwood, "The Road". Barbara Ehrenreich - Nickel and Dimed, anything written by Jumpa Lahiri
Movies - I tell people that I don't like movies, but I do.
Nobody's Fool – Paul Newman/Jessica Tandy from the book by Richard Russo
Tender Mercies - Robert Duvall
Local Hero - directed by Bill Forsyth. With Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert.
How Green Was My Valley - Richard Llewellyn
The Entertainer - Laurence Olivier, written by John Osborne
Look Back In Anger - Burton from a John Osborne book
Open City - After seeing this movie, Ingrid Bergman was determined to find the man who made it...Roberto Rossellini
Shirley Valentine - Pauline Collins, Tom Conti.
The Stranger - Orson Wells, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young.
(this list may be a work in progress...)
I've always been attracted by a person's personal grace, charm and "style". Our individual uniqueness should come through, other wise we might as well all shop at the Gap.
I've never considered looks
to be that important. If there were a scale of 1-10, most of us are between 4 and 6, rarely do you see someone who is an absolute 1 or a 10. I think that people who are secure about who they are giveoff an attractiveness that goes beyond their looks.
Humor and intelligence are important to me, and always seem to go hand in hand. I've always thought that my funniest friends are the smartest and quickest people I know.
Music is important, I can't imagine going through life with out a soundtrack accompanying me.
I genuinely love people who as they grow older retain the vitality and "spark" of their youth. I fully intend to be the goofiest grandpa I can be.
I'd like to meet someone who believes that the repair is more important than the wound(s). Someone who knows themself and is not looking for someone else to "complete" them. I have no desire to change anyone, and probably will resist attempts to change me.
That being said,
I'm willing to try.