blak_byrd
46San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I'm passionate & care about doing both well & good in the world.

I'm looking for an authentic & joyful relationship with someone confident, kind and clear on what they want from life.

Being physical, whether cycling, dancing, cooking, planting, hiking or running, brings me joy. I'm intellectually curious and a bit irreverent. :)

I've journeyed globally, including living several years in West Africa in the Peace Corps in my early 20s. My youthful idealism has matured into a practical vocation--I'm lucky to have meaningful work, but am ready to prioritize having a family.

Anyhoo, hello!
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying the ride and challenging myself.

I've channeled my creativity into developing great urban places in SF, as a partner in a business.

I have a spiritual practice that feeds me, but doesn't let me get too serious.

My life plan is best summarized by Mary Oliver:
When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
I’m really good at
Story-telling. Making my friends laugh. Leading complex projects. Seeing the forest and the trees. Learning from mistakes. Cooking a decent meal and cleaning the dishes.
The first things people usually notice about me
Enthusiasm, openness, intensity & silliness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A voracious reader of news, especially politics, I also like poetry; Mary Oliver & David Whyte top my list. I love reading the Economist, and ever since middle school I've harbored a geeky love of fantasy. Pema Chodron is my favorite spiritual writer.

I can't get enough of Game of Thrones. Winter is coming.

Music: I love it too much! (Is that possible?). One sweet spot is alt-folk-indie stuff, especially Gillian Welch, Vetiver, Wilco, Ray LaMontange, Fruit Bats, Black Keys and M Ward. I love dancing to break-beats (Green Gorilla, BrassTax, Dusty Rhino) Afrobeat (Fela!), neo-soul (d'Angelo & Anthony Hamilton top the list) 70s funk and soul (Stevie, JB, Curtis, Sly & Al). And oh yes: chamber music and anything with cellos, especially Zoe Keating.

Food: I love eating & cooking SLO (seasonal, local & organic), but reserve the right to indulge in fried chicken.
Six things I could never do without
• high sierra star-filled skies
• music & dancing
• my comforter
• friends & family
• authenticity
. good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the balance between loving what I have & creating what I desire
On a typical Friday night I am
over-scheduled or taking a break
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know most of the songs in the Sound of Music
You should message me if
You are compassionate, smart, embodied and laugh a lot. Ideally we share some similar passions, and value-driven work matters to you, including being kind to the earth. You are looking for a long-term partnership that could lead to family.
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