Lifelong learning, self investigation, being fully engaged in life, and living a life of purpose, IS the fountain of youth!
Shared values are far more important to me than shared interest.......... values define who you are, interest define what you enjoy. I always enjoy being exposed to new ideas and activities (I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours), who knows, perhaps I will gain a new interest,... and/or visa versa.
But,.. if your values don't include: concern for the suffering of others, caring for the environment, showing respect, having empathy, feeling gratitude, developing trust, & living with integrity, it won't matter that we enjoy the same music, films, activities or food!.
Of course having a sprinkling of shared sensibilities helps...
Oh and "Chemistry"?..... elusive at best...... perhaps a sense of connection? In my experience chemistry evolves as connections come into focus..... we each like what we see, and we both desire more and more ...... and more!!! .....well,... you get the picture.....(do you?)
Being fit feels good! try to work out daily. When I can't make it to the gym I make sure to find ways to integrate rigorous activity into my day.
Love the great outdoors, it's the worlds largest gym!
Being in nature restores my soul and brings me clarity.
My Mona Lisa smile ( or is it my voluptuous lips?)
My soul piercing, hypnotic eyes,...look into my eyes... you are getting sleepy... you are getting VERY SLEEPY.... you have fallen under my spell! ( promise I won't make you cluck like a chicken).
Also the yumetarian diet considers wine to be another food group, be it red or white or rose, we only consume yummy wine, again the yummier the better!!!
Music: Music is a passion. I enjoy some of all idioms with the exception of smooth jazz, and the stuff they make you listen endlessly to while your waiting on hold for a real talking head!
TV: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, The Wire, House of Cards, Jon Stewart, Stephan Colbert, Dr. Who, South Park, Etc.
Theater: I enjoy most, but prefer mentally stimulating drama to visually spectacular Broadway Musicals (with the exception of "Einstein on the Beach")
Movies: Some of my favorite film directors are: David Lynch, Preston Sturges, Alain Resnais, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Hayao Miyazaki, Fassbinder, Ridley Scott, Fellini, David Cronenberg, Luis Bunuel, Akira Kurosawa, Ang Lee, Stanley Kubrick, Hitchcock...............
Books: Lets start with "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Books on art, architecture, design, mythology, philosophy, self exploration & sometimes a great novel.
It sure beats the alternative!
It's the only thing you both take with you, and leave behind when you go.
Our bodies are about 70% of this stuff, and you can't make coffee without it!
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”
Or some reasonable facsimile there of... Oh...and someone who makes it beat faster.
If I were ever declared "brain dead" PLEASE PULL THE PLUG!!
These are a few things that I try not to think about while I'm thinking about how to stop thinking:
How to save this small blue rock and everything that depends on it to sustain life.
Where are YOU? Where are we? Where should we go?
The meaning of life, and just about everything else that I can't get a concrete answer for by googling it.
Actually, I'm looking for someone with whom to share the rest of my life (if I live that long). And... if someday, way down the road, that involves flipping you over when you need it, I'll be there!
And if it happens to be my turn... please flip me over.
PS, If you made it all the way to the end of this essay you deserve an A+ !