Old fashioned to a certain degree. I laugh every chance I get. I have a love for the outdoors and anything that involves me being on, or in the water. Seeing a red sky at sunset, and the green glow of plankton kayaking recently made me feel how great it is to be alive, here and now.
And I seek to share the wide range of experience that life brings. Sharing an endorphin high is a real one.
I have been constantly reinventing myself, thinking way outside the box.
I believe in the law of attraction. Random events that seem unlikely to be merely coincidence, yet happen more frequently than they seemingly should. I spent a number of years in my early 20′s road tripping and meditating. I think that thought has an energy whose impacts manifest reality, and shape it in very specific ways.
I enjoy listening, more than talking about myself, but a free exchange of ideas, on topics ranging from the latest episode of NOVA, The Discovery Channel, or The New Yorker (which recently rated this site as the best on the worldwide web!) is great. I find mutual interests in any relationship to be fulfilling, in life's explorations.
And I like some silliness, and being playful(tape paper fish-poissons d'Avril-cutouts to people on April Fool's day, in the French tradition!), crossword puzzles, Scrabble.
Watch a sunset without speaking.
It is a thrill for me to paint together, or create a sculpture from found objects. Exercise, creating new healthy meals(fish and salads are big on my menu!), laughing at life, and ourselves, builds a strong connection.
We should take life one day at a time. Some days we think it's all going our way, and then, suddenly it all gets pulled out from under you, so you start getting really good at guarding your heart..so good that you forget that you are doing it. It is rare to be in love again, to be light-hearted, to dance.
On my last kayak of the year on the upper Charles river ten days ago, I paddled down from at nice Dedham put-in, as the sun warmed things up, and passed a stretch where the river comes close to Route 1. I looked at the willows and elms along the bank near the four lanes of constant traffic, in their still colorful late Fall tones, and I thought that they were so at peace with themselves to grow there, where they stood for many years, even though they are not in the serene and natural landscapes of countless numbers of their peers. I stopped paddling, drifted with the current, and cried. I was overwhelmed. Upset that I have often found myself to be unhappy in environments I am sometimes in, but I should appreciate what they may offer in the flow of people, and nuances of each. I realized I should be content with where I have gone in life, where I am now, and savor the great luxury of being able to move forward, and to see new horizons. I put my paddle back in the water, and went several miles further, around bends, many revealing beautiful new landscapes, several white herons standing erect, and even a turtle on a fallen tree, with many grey branches, several of the tips of which brushed against my head as I glided under it. I paddled swiftly back, as the sun set, feeling somehow renewed and invigorated!
I wrote this, inspired by many trips into the wilderness I have taken this year, including Yosemite, and the Tetons :
If we will some day see some light
Is that her coming towards me
The fish school
The birds fly high
The dolphins speak
We are closer to seeing
That we are free
We might see through the trees
So we can go together
The seeds sprout
The horses run
The lions roar
We are moved to wonder
In time to be with one another?
Let us go down the road
With light steps then
The waters beckon
The skys glow
The world is magical
How amazing will the journey be
We can't yet even see
We all strive to find the right person, the perfect match, and hope to change the course of our lives, as did Hamlet.
A total departure from "I'm just your average guy". It's refreshing not being a lawyer. :-)
Being able to come up, sui generis, with an elegant solution to a tough design problem in my architectural detail work, and getting recognition for it, has been a great kick, recently.
Being open to new directions
Being silly, giving massage
Being healthy, exercising + eating well
Gardening & pruning my trees
And writing poems, like this one this summer..
> I saw Thoreau's reflection
> As I swam in his pond
> And broke it's mirror
> Sensing that he lay nearer
> To life's essence
> Than I would ever know
La Vie en Rose
Rear Window-the best ever made!
Casablanca-"Play it Again, Sam"
"You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you."
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by."
Lawrence of Arabia
Singin' in the Rain
I Did it My Way..Frank belts it out
Ride of the Valkyries-Wagner
The Closest Thing to Crazy-Katie Melua
Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love-Ella sings Cole Porter
Raw apricot seeds, super-rich in B17
That's a secret
How I can engage in strenuous activity...Dr John Ratte at Harvard has completed a study that shows that working out actually can improve brain function, and add up to 15 years to your life expectancy, so just do it!!...I do seem to be more agile with thoughts and words that come with greater fluidity. And I like the implications of the old physics principle that a body in motion tends to stay in motion.
I like mountains. Seeing them, climbing them, smelling them. I like the thin air of it all.
I am slightly shy. I want to make every day as rich and full for others, as it is for me.
Are playful and enjoy laughter :-}
Like to be active and are fit
Willing to go for it-you only live once (YOLO)