I am financially independent. I am looking for friendship, fun and intimacy, not for a sugar daddy or someone to worship me.
I like reading, cooking for people I care about, eating well, listening to jazz in a club, walking through gardens and parks, telling stories, singing, gardening, discussing the meaning of life. I love to try new activities and learn new things.
I have sold the large family house I lived in for 34 years and rented a one-bedroom apartment in Inwood. I am thrilled to be on the A-train and only two blocks from an easygoing craft brew bar, and I enjoy living in a small place that's all mine.
I am really 69, not a year or two older. Though I love being on an express subway now, I actually enjoy driving. I still weigh more than I'd like (or you'd like!) but it's going down, and I am heavy, not fat. I pretty much look my age, but with a nice complexion that needs no makeup-- which is good, because I don't have the patience for it.
I spend a few days a month at my house on a pond in Eastham, on Cape Cod.
I spent a month in 2014 traveling all over South Africa, partly on tours, partly in hostels and on buses. What a beautiful and interesting country! In February I leave for a month with my good friend in New Zealand and Australia.
I would like to spend more of my life travelling, using my storytelling and book skills to help and entertain people, and trying new experiences, from new music to hiking to writing to open mics. I'd like to have someone special to cook for and ... etc.
I have become an enthusiastic exerciser, and that has allowed me to enjoy some vigorous hiking in the Olympic Peninsula, the mountains near Tucson, and along the river in Riverdale and lately in the Inwood parks. Exercise has also put me back into leggings and short skirts, which I enjoy -- and so might you from your viewpoint.
I spend a lot of time reading, gardening, and listening to music, and with the house sold, I am going out a lot more and planning more travel. I like quirky things: exhibits in small museums, poetry readings, jazz at a tiny venue on the second floor in the Village, chamber music in an intimate setting.
I love to listen to jazz in a club, and find that to be a consistently relaxing and joyful experience. However, I also like a wide variety of other music, including classical and baroque, folk music (especially Celtic, Appalachian and African-American), gospel, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater, Bruce Springsteen, African pop and strange Ladino melodies....I will eat almost any cuisine, and especially love Italian, Sephardic, Thai and Chinese. I generally like my food both hot and spicy.
I don't say"someone to share this with" only because that is not really up to me. I can saute my own greens, and live an active and interesting life that might throw me together with a delightful man, but if I stay alone, that's got to be bearable.
In other words, if, like me, you do not fit into a profile, drop me a line.