For many years my main focus has been on my work. At this stage of my life (I am 62) I find that my outlook is changing, and I am more focused on relationships with friends and family.
While I have a number of close friends with whom I spend quality time, I know that I am still looking for a special companion with whom to enjoy life.
When not at work I enjoy classical music, good films, walking and going out to dinner with friends. Sometimes I just want to stay home with a friend and see a video.
I believe that strong, stable friendships grow slowly, and cannot be hurried. If I am fortunate enough to find someone with whom I can build an intimate relationship, I know that
it will only come about through time and effort, and will rest on a foundation of sound friendship. People need to get to know each other well before they can consider becoming intimate, and for this there is no substitute for time.
I spend as much of my free time as I can with friends. Often the company is more important than the specific activity.
I also enjoy the classics, especially Dickens and Austen. And I've read the Harry Potter books twice.
I enjoy seeing good films, which seem too rare these days.
In the summer I go to Tanglewood to hear the Boston Symphony; during the winter I go to concerts by the Springfield Symphony.
As for dining out, I tend to favor simple foods; I am not interested in fancy dining.