My profile is LONG however...if you truly want a meaningful connect and want a clue who is behind the face...then please read it. If you don't have the time...in truth you don' t have time for me. I want a relationship based on substance!
I have been incredibly blessed in life, great kids, a beautiful grandchildren. I have been deeply loved, shared my life with the most wonderful man...he has since passed away...but his gifts to me were immeasurable and I am a more joyous person from the experience. The more you love the more you are able to love...how lucky am I!
Life is about sharing with those you love, it is empty if there is no one to give to. I see challenges as opportunities to grow and know yourself better. I try to live a life of accountability.
I am a passionate person, very loving, with a lively sense of humour and a bit of a brat, and quite independent! I love to learn and grow, I am very curious. I live a life of accountability...there is no room for blame, it blocks growth.
Like all of us there's lots more but that is the fun of spending time together and discovering. I would hope for an encounter with someone who is not bitter about the past and wants to live in the present moment building foundations towards a good friendship and hopefully more. I also believe, heart and soul, that in the building of a relationship it needs to start slowly, obviously there has to be chemistry, things in common, values in common, but a gentle, respectful beginning, built on the desire to be friends first, allowing us both time to decide if there is a future. Aggressive, angry, insecure men have absolutely no appeal to me! At this stage of the game peace reigns, which does not mean dullness!
I live by the following: Wishing to come from soul not ego
ALIGNING WITH OUR SOULS
How can I tell the difference between my ego and my soul?
Your ego always knows,
And your soul doesn’t need to know.
Your ego lives in fear,
And your soul lives in trust.
Your ego resists when things aren’t going its way,
And your soul surrenders, trusting that the river of life is taking you exactly where you need to go.
Your ego dwells in the past,
And your soul lives in the present, with the profound knowledge that this moment is all there is.
Your ego will do anything to be right,
And your soul knows that it will gain strength, knowledge, and wisdom from all the times it is wrong.
Your ego is serious,
And your soul is light and joyful.
Your ego blames,
And your soul takes complete responsibility for co-creating every circumstance.
Your ego stands in judgment,
And your soul comforts you with compassion.
my art and writing; hiking.
Making quality time for my grandchildren, daughters and close friends.
Research and learning.
dragonflies,hummingbirds birds, dogs,cats; I' m an animal lover.
I love gentle souls, men who can cry freely; but have strength of character and are confident with a good sense of humour
And more that is important: thinking,
debate, peace, open mindedness,
mind melding, fire, mountains.
I am passionate about reading and reading to each other; sharing.
I love being goofy,
acting like a kid, laughing hard and out loud, laughing at myself.
I love the outdoors;
creative souls; un-judgmental souls;
dancing; romancing mother nature and all her creations;
cleaning toilet bowls oh yeah indeed for sure;
entertaining.... I love cooking for those I love;
positive people; confident people.
I enjoy photography; communication; builders;
renovations; interior design...
yoga meditation; buddhism;
I get exercise by:
hiking, biking, kayaking, cardio kickboxing, cross country skiing;
I need to be in nature,
I need to grow and learn.
Backgammon and chess and the odd card game are fun.
I also love WATER...being near water, swimming, snorkelling!!! LOVE IT
I could go on...life is never dull...I am always open to new experiences.
My latest interest....science
What would you love to teach me?
how outgoing I am
My big laugh
and at the same time Bill Bryson's Notes from a Big Country ( now finished)...devastatingly funny....if you need to laugh and enjoy an intelligent, informed author....treat yourself...if you don't get the humour we would never get along :-) I am now on a roll of reading everything he has written! I have a personal library of around 2000 books...from classics, Canadiana, greatest American authors...love Steinbeck, too long a list...and I even read some fantasy (Lord of the Rings...Golden Compass etc)... I have even enjoyed some science fiction...not space "stuff". I also enjoy nonfiction...anything on other cultures, Buddhism...the list goes on!I might add that I own books rather than use the library because I am really bad at returning them and you can't highlight and make notes.
Movies: too many to list...there are so many great movies, not fond of violence, or movies poorly acted, or movies lacking a message...and I love to laugh...some great foreign movies as well.
Music: Blues; jazz; classical; rock....and open to some of the rest. My favourite current classical: Gorecki' s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs...the Polish version sung by Zofia Kilanowicz played by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra...the first time I heard it it touched my soul and made me cry...I was in the car and had to pull over to take it all in! My songs...Over the Rainbow ( favourite version Eva Cassidy) and It' a Wonderful World ( by wonderful Louis Armstong)...and isn' t it just!
Food: fresh, lots of flavour, fresh herbs, healthy to a degree...quite versatile, like LOTS of variety. I am not fond of Chinese nor any internal organs...
my sense of humour
my positive attitude
my family and friends
my ability to love deeply
....and being one to not follow rules...I need to add more...BOOKS...my curiosity....essential...and so are the others