I once saved a friend from drowning in the Chicago river. I’ve gone face to face with abusers and criminals. I’ve been blessed at the Temple of the Divine Madman. I’ve dug in the dirt for artifacts with which my ancestors used to eat in Israel. I’ve written 6 plays, directed 8, produced 5 (acted in a bunch too)….and had one play written about me by a man I barely knew. I know how to help people fight their demons and bring back broken-off parts of their souls. I've been to the Saharan desert on a camel (don't know his name).
If I were to summarize myself in one sentence (and you can stop reading here) I'm fun, flexible, and interested in almost everything.
..here's what a friend wrote for me for my profile:
So, let me tell you about Onegalrejoicing. And let me say, I’m writing this guy-to-guy, as if you and I were sitting in a bar and you just asked me, “So, tell me about Onegalrejoicing.”
And I happened to like you and thought you were worthy.
So, as men, let’s face it...Personality is nice...It’s relevant....But not what we think of first, is it? So, let’s deal with it right up front - she’s cute and has range. You’ll never get bored with her look, is what I’m trying to say....If you want sexy, she can throw on the Louboutin’s, a really low cut top (one that highlights some of her finest assets), some make up and BAM! Eye-catching and alluring, the most striking woman in the room.
While she has the “hot” gear (trust me), she’s not high maintenance....Heading to a park? A hike? She’s as down-to-earth and easy going as any girl next door. Like I said, she has a range of looks that you, as a guy, are sure to be happy with, my friend. Very happy.
Beyond her looks and style, though, you’ll like her mind. She’s gregarious, intelligent, funny. I rarely see her when she’s not smiling. She’s able to find joy and pleasure in so many things - art, food, music, theater, people. She has an incredibly strong intellect; if you’re looking for a partner - a relationship - with a woman with opinions, well, you’re in luck. After any opera, a play, even a TV show, I can tell you that you’ll be able to spend hours with her talking about it and marvelling at her insight.
She’s smart AND sweet. Onegalrejoicing has an incredibly big heart and a great sense of empathy. If you need help, someone to talk to, if you like to share, you’ve found your match. She’s a great listener and sounding board - she’s a person that will be very interested in getting to know YOU. If you’re the strong, silent type - ach, probably not a good fit.
Observing closely and with wonder
Dedicating myself to something greater
Admitting when I'm wrong
The thrill of being with my warm, witty, and wise growing children,
My writing, a place to turn my tribulations into a good story
Laughter, most of life can be so damn funny if looked at through a certain lens
Courage, I want it all...I want to know it all, be it all, see it all, love it all and I'm scared all the time by the challenges life presents to those of us with this attitude...so I face life with courage because I don't want to miss a thing.
Curiosity, Who are you? why are you? who could we be? why is this? what is this? I'm always asking questions...
Empathy and insight, I care about people and I've learned a thing or two...
Giving over to a greater power on occasion.
Surrendering to the moment
Or most likely these days--working
I debate putting up a picture of me in my bikini....
Would be excellent if you know your way around a surrender. I've been in that kind of mood lately.
I'm pretty fucking funny in general. :). I hope you are too.
( FYI...If your conversations often revolve around sports, we are so not a match.)