I am passionate and patient, romantic and rational, sensuous and sensible, kinky and kind, articulate and attentive (also, alarmingly alliterative). I love the latest and greatest gadgets (except for the iThings), and I am really good at troubleshooting. I have multiple advanced degrees and over a thousand titles in my Kindle library (my favorite: Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete. The least favorite: Dyan Merick's Avocado Cookbook. The recipes are just meh).
I cherish my solitude, but find joy in a thoughtful conversation or a passionate encounter; maximum delight is when the two align.
If there is one theme in my life journey, it is transformation. I traversed continents, cultures, and languages. I changed careers, from humanities to tech. I re-examined my priorities in life, and accepted myself for who I truly am. Most importantly, perhaps, I came to understand what is it that I am seeking: a committed loving relationship with an intellectual, accomplished, sophisticated, Dominant man. I am looking for a deep connection based on trust, love, passion, and respect.
In my professional life, I love what I do, and I make a difference every day.
I am also pursuing creative expression. A few years ago I have discovered digital photography, which offered me the perfect right brain/left brain balance: the blend of rigorous technical requirements and absolute creative freedom. I am frequently out and about the Bay Area, or wherever my business travels take me, with my camera and the too-heavy camera bag loaded with too much technical gear, in search of that perfect light and that ephemeral moment of transition from day into night that makes the image magical.
My smart, argumentative, creative, independent 16 year old daughter is an avid photographer, too, and my trusted photography companion - but there are some healthy debates about who gets to use the 50-500 telephoto lens, the better flash, or the stronger ND filter. She usually wins.
My photography portfolio: www.liminalmood.com
Favorite restaurants: eclectic mix of sushi, Irish, Thai, Vietnamese, fusion. My current favorite place is Red Hot Chili Pepper in San Carlos - I am training for their three pepper menu.
Music: Bach (Well-Tempered Clavier is my favorite), Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn; opera; blues; Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, Santana (saw him live recently, what a treat!), Gipsy Kings... And more.
☼ Nikon D7100
☼ The New Yorker
☼ Martini (Hendricks, very dry, slightly dirty, two olives)
☼ Blue hour
☼ People who challenge me to grow
Yes, more than six. Why would I limit my needs just to meet some artificial quantitative goal? :-)
Oh and I am committed to being positive but two things drive me up the wall: being called a "gal", and getting messages with "hello beautiful" openers. I also have a filter set up to screen out one-time messages, so please don't bother with "Hey", or "How is your day" type non-messages.