I've also been blessed with a passion for the arts, in particular visual arts and dance. In my wayward youth, I spent time working as a professional artist (that's "working as" not "earning money as" ;-).
I also clamored for dance classes (ballet, jazz) as a kid, and kept at it well into adulthood, adding belly-dancing and flamenco lessons along the way.
I am fortunate enough to enjoy deeply caring relationships with family, friends and colleagues. I'm comfortable with myself, independent and self-supporting, and I would welcome a passionate connection with the right man.
Interestingly, my "personality" tab here suggests that I'm slightly more old-fashioned than the average okcupid user. Hell, I don't think I'm old-fashioned. Although I do still embarrass my 22 year son sometimes, so maybe I am ;-).
Movies: I tend to watch good series tv these days more often than I go to the movies. Old favorites are The Wire, Mad Men, Deadwood, Southland, Carnivale. Current faves: The Bridge, True Detective, Orchid Black, Sons of Anarchy, Homeland, American Horror Story, Ray Donovan, and Boardwalk Empire. Love Steve Buscemi - great actor. Though he is kinda funny lookin.
Love all types of food; I'm not a fussy eater as long as it tastes good. Draw the line at insects and certain internal organs though.
I have eclectic musical tastes that range through time and genre. I don't like today's pop music though. All sounds the same to me.
The rest of my wonderful family
Coffee, the elixir of life
My restless, curious brain
A sense of serenity
Whoops, that's seven. Oh well. Can't do without my mildly rebellious streak either ;-).
I think about how important it is to maintain a sense of balance. To embrace joy and not turn away from pain, because really, you can't have one without the other. And by mid-life, we've all weathered our share of the latter.
I think about how blessed I am to have a small but wonderful family, and loyal, stand-up friends in my life. I'm grateful for the measure of peace I have with myself now.
You aren't intimidated by the fact that I'm a lawyer. I've held lots of jobs in my life, from waitress to academic, and I don't categorize people based on their education level or income.
You understand that real intimacy is about mutual chemistry, companionship, openness, and respect - deep friendship. And you know that sex is SO much better with one's best friend.