60 Ypsilanti, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a work in progress, learning from life experiences, learning to make choices from a place of love.
I'm on this site because I'm looking for a partner, for a long term committed relationship. It's also nice to meet new friends along the way (particularly if you like to dance).
The most important quality in a partner, for me, is an active interest in deepening and growing. Dancing is optional.
Though I enjoy people and gatherings, I'm a bit of an introvert by nature.
I feel complete. I hope you do too. From that space, it feels exciting and challenging to relinquish singleton autonomy for intimate partnership.
What I’m doing with my life
My life is all about deepening relationship with What Lives Everything. And, I resist that and surrender to it and resist and surrender. It's the root of my work, my play, and a lot more fun than it reads.
I enjoy nature and photographing it. Crafts & art are fun, from jewelry making to doodling. I volunteer regularly at a nature sanctuary/retreat center. I like helping my friends create business cards and fliers. I appreciate animals, the arts, good health (and supporting it with healthy eating and movement).
Exploring new places is fun. Actually so is exploring old places. A few of my faves are the DIA, the Henry Ford, Niagara Falls (my home town), Toronto. Road trips are my favorite.
I have a quirky sense of humor (ask me about The Music of Pythagoras).
I like antiquing, especially tableware, linens, vintage clothing, accessories & jewelry. I'm in a non-acquisition mode, actually divesting. Still, I love to look.
Water is awesome. I am fond of swimming, canoeing, rowing, sailing and am not an expert.
By day, I'm a QA Specialist in a medical reference lab. I do/teach animal communication. I'm a Reiki master.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at making kale chips, cooking in general, simplifying the complicated, listening, being present, owning my faults, and following my intuition and admitting I'm shy about "boasting" that I'm "really good at" something.
The first things people usually notice about me
You tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like non-fiction (The Great Influenza, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Malcolm Gladwell). Very fond of Steinbeck. I enjoy southern authors (Capote, Harper Lee, Reynolds Price), classics, teen lit fantasy (Eragon, His Dark Materials). I can toss back a formula mystery/thriller/romance on occasion too.
Movies: Love 'em. Departures, Rio Bravo, Jodhaa Akbar, Pootie Tang, Ip Man, Casablanca, The Godfather, Singin' in the Rain, Juno. I only get to the movie theater twice a year, would like to double or even triple that.
Shows: Downton Abbey, The IT Crowd, Dick Van Dyke, Doc Martin. I don't connect with reality shows.
Music: I've been kinda stuck in the 40's through 80's, am moving into present day (would appreciate recommendations). I like rock, blues, folk, classical, swing, opera, Motown, bluegrass, list goes on. I am partial to guitar music, Skydog is a favorite, as is SRV.
Food: eclectic (O tempura! O s'mores!), moderately spicy is nice. Indian is tasty, as is most Asian cuisine. I eat a mammal free diet, enjoy vegetarian meals,. I don't often eat highly processed foods. I try to eat organic. I enjoy locally grown/produced food. And, I allow a little wiggle room in there for an "unhealthy" treat now & frozen custard. I believe healthy diet varies from person to person.
The six things I could never do without
air for breathing, water for drinking and bathing, produce for nourishing my form, nature for nourishing my heart, the Light to nourish my being, creative expression to give back.
My attachments in descending order:
Spiritual practice/family.
My cat & my dog.
A creative outlet.
Silliness/laughter - but not at anyone's expense.
Music - listening, playing/singing (happily but not necessarily well).
Good coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Am I interested in Oneness in this moment?
What can I learn from this experience?
What's something fun &/or new I can explore today?
My partner, whoever you are, wherever you are. Am I open and available to you?
A small sustainable home - leaning toward straw bale, but the jury's not in. I'm also interested in a small, natural home community. Just an exploration at this point.
I just moved into a condo on a lake. So, I also think about the beautiful view and what to take to Treasure Mart next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hmmmmm... swing dancing is my first choice. But I might choose gazing at the stars and bats and fireflies, a walk in the park, dinner out with friends, live music, or a movie. Getting in several hours on a road trip is fun, especially with great company & a good playlist. A night in is nice too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If we meet, and you want to know something private right away, ask me about "the night of bats and kittens".
In the mean time:
The toaster strudel boy is scarier than 5 evil clowns.
I wonder about a possible ulterior motive behind Lumosity.
Despite these things, I am an optimist who has true hope for humanity.
You should message me if read my profile and feel as though "I ought to message her." want to go dancing and are looking for an enthusiastic, though not necessarily expert, partner.