I can be reclusive at times, and generally enjoy calm over stormy, soft over loud, harmony over noise. I don't mind solitude but would like to expand my circle of friends and acquaintances and if more serious relationships should develop that would be fine.
I do think that when it is time it is important to love big, with maximum abandon and intensity, or not bother to love at all.
I like to see equally the profundities and absurdities in life.
I am loyal, private, and irreverent
I like to read, watch movies, play bocce ball (I built a court in my backyard), walk, and do yoga but not to excess. I enjoy having people for dinner and being in small groups. Something always seems to need work around my house but I have learned some skills over the years and am fairly competent doing that type of work.
I don't ski, chase younger women, or ride a Harley and am comfortably past the temptations of a mid-life crisis. Those will have to wait until the next mid-life, I suppose.
I watch the Colbert Report, the Daily Show and think PBS' Judy Woodruff is the sexiest woman on television.
I am a classical musician by profession so, of course, enjoy all its different forms, symphony, opera and chamber music, etc. I grew up on 60/70's rock and roll, however, and still have a soft spot for that era (Beatles, Stones, Kinks). I enjoy some jazz and oddly enough, old standards, especially if they are sung in a quiet piano bar.
ability to play music
potential for romance to flourish
ability to laugh