Of course, women are human, too (or at least I hope you are), and now that you've taken a break to look at my pictures, what would you like to know? That I am warm, playful, and passionate but can find it challenging to be present at times because my greatest fear is that the people I love will not love me? That I am happy and funny (believe it or not), laugh frequently (and not just at my own jokes), and have a deep well of sadness that is the backdrop for the vibrant colors of my life? That people fascinate me, I long for connection, and I enjoy (indeed need) time alone? That I am an INFJ in Myers-Briggs speak who chose a profession known far more for logic, reason, and issues of the mind than caring, empathy, and the matters of the heart I value most? That my daughter is the light of my life who I am doing my best to enable to live independently of me?
Want consistency? You're looking in the wrong place. Searching for simple? That ain't me. Of course anyone wanting simple and consistent stopped reading this a long time ago. Which is a good thing. Better to find out we aren't a match -- despite what the percentage may say -- sooner rather than later. Nor do I want simple. Some consistency might be nice, though.
I want intimacy, the mutual willingness to reveal ourselves to each other. Simple to say, but in practice it is dizzyingly complex, incredibly difficult, and amazingly wonderful. 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. To be open and vulnerable while showing what we think, how we feel, and who we are under the defenses we have layered around us to protect ourselves from ourselves. Intimacy is my holy grail. In the Monty Python sense. This summary is a small step onto the bridge that brings two people closer together. I welcome those who would join me. Especially if you bring your own coconuts.
In movies, I tend to like romantic comedies, drama, animation, and action/adventure, with favorites such as Shakespeare in Love, When Harry Met Sally, How to Train Your Dragon, Avatar, and Pirates of the Caribbean. And let's not forget Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Classic romantic comedy. Or is it action/adventure? Definitely animation. Eat your heart out, Pixar.
I don't watch television (except for the occasional sporting event), although I liked Seinfeld and Friends back in the day, and the couple of episodes of the The Big Bang Theory I have seen online were funny.
I like a variety of music, particularly classical (especially Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven), folk (Kate Rusby, Dar Williams) rock (Alanis Morrissette, Sara Bareilles), soundtracks (Forrest Gump, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shakespeare in Love), and the eclectic or miscellaneous (Pink Martini, Enya, the Chieftans). But I love to discover new music (and when I find something that strikes a responsive chord I will often listen to over and over again -- kinda like a toddler but more annoying), so I am open to listening to -- indeed anxious to hear -- music that others like.
I enjoy most kinds of food from the standard American fare to various European, Asian, and ethnic cuisines (with a special fondness for French, Italian, and Mexican). But I am game to try just about anything. Other than brussel sprouts. Just ask my mother. On second thought, that's probably not a good idea. It was a long time ago, but her memory is still pretty good.
Beauty in all forms
Connection of all types
Chocolate of all varieties