36Des Moines, United States
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My self-summary
I love the feeling in my chest when I hear the thunder and see the flash of lightning. The humbling infinity of a starry night. Great books and movies that give me insight into life and the world around me... the worlds of others as they experience them.
I love reading and being held captive to the pages. Words that are exactly what I want to say. Expression of something I never knew I felt. Daily writing my own history.
I could walk forever- In cities, neighborhoods, national parks, anywhere really. How in the company of the right person the journey seems short yet rich.
One of my greatest passions is traveling domestically or internationally. I have been to about twenty different countries and enjoy pondering whether I'd rather return to my favorite places or try a new one this time.
I love the endless range of expressions on my son's face. His wonder and curiosity. His intelligence and sense of humor. How I can tell he is an incredible person beyond any influence I have had over him in the short course of his life. How his developing body can barely keep pace with the life of his mind. I adore my family.
I love my work and the impact it has on people's lives. How I can convert my experiences and knowledge into tangible results that touch others in difficult times. I gain contentment and fulfillment from the 8 hours a day that I have sold to someone else to make a living and am intellectually stimulated on a daily basis.
I aspire to live with as few regrets as possible. To live in the present. To endlessly pursue knowledge and meaning. To love and be loved. Above all else I am engaged in the undying pursuit of connection to others and the world around me. To feel the wonderful joy, pain, spirit, and breath of life. The divine moment. Experiencing fully what in means to be a human inextricably woven into the destiny of the planet and all its inhabitants.

I am outgoing, optimistic, and extraordinary.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a paralegal and have a wonderful 10 yr old son as well as great family and friends.
In my free time I like to camp, canoe, hike, and in general get outdoors and explore wild places. Recently I've been honing my wilderness skills- tree and plant id, fire by friction, flint knapping, etc.
I also enjoy spending time at home- alone or with others- enjoying music, company, conversation, food and drink. Or curling up on my porch with a good book.
I spend a lot of time in the garden as well as cooking, preserving and sharing my harvest.
I love to run but I completely wimp out in the winter.
I’m really good at
Being a friend, decorating, scheming.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- novels that have historical, political, or cultural content. Alice Walker, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Starhawk, Tom Brown Jr.

Movies- Mostly indy films, good drama, documentaries, and comedy. Not so much action and scary movies.

Music- Ben Harper, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Diggable Planet, Blackalicious, Talib Kweli, Bob Marley and his progeny, Erykah Badu, Mystic, Slightly Stoopid, Ani DiFranco, Juanes, Calle 13, Manu Chao, Simon and Garfunkel, Journey, and Cat Stevens are favories. I like most music- particularly hip hop, folk, rock, reggae and latin.
Food- Indian, Thai, Italian, and Mexican are favs. I love trying new restaurants.
Six things I could never do without
my feet/good shoes
my son
friends, family, community
corrective lenses
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of the Human Spirit.
How to be an awesome mother.
How to grow more food in my garden.
You should message me if
You are looking for someone is honest, open, grounded and are the same.

Adore travel and love being outdoors.

You live in Indy- I visit frequently and may be moving there down the road.

Also, please be liberal/progressive in your political views- I am looking for someone with whom I can share worldviews.
The two of us