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My self-summary
Slender,youthful, and fit, I am told that I have a winning smile and a sense of humor to match. My interests and skills range from teaching music and cooking professionally to enjoying the beaches and trails of Point Reyes etc... I appreciate living in a culturally rich environment, with easy access to such exquisite nature. Though I have traveled widely, I cherish creating beauty and warmth at home for myself and friends. A sage who I admire once said, "Be happy, make happy". I aspire to live by that stance, to feel gratitude, and to embrace the sacred and fleeting nature of all life. Previously, having been happily married, I think that I know how to relate harmoniously with a partner. I value highly, skillful communication, including the ability to listen empathetically.

One reason that I enjoy working with children is that they live in the present moment, a wonderful reminder of what's so. I am seeking someone who is deeply intelligent, wise and childlike, charming, generous of spirit, warm and witty, who appreciates humor and being quiet, and shares enough interests and tastes to enjoy spending time together. Being handsome, definitely a plus. I can't see who "likes" me, so do not know if there is a mutual interest, unless you send a message.
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching, some professional cooking, aspiring to be helpful in whatever ways that I know how, continuing to deepen living mindfully, being with friends, and pursuing my interests.
I’m really good at
Engaging in interesting conversations, cooking, singing and dancing, playing piano, (when I practice), laughing, fashion and decorating, listening, living a healthy life style, knowing how to enjoy spending time alone.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think that most people see me as kind and interested in knowing more about them, perhaps my smile, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fiction: Everything is Illuminated, ( Safran Foer). The Kite Runner, And the Mountains Echoed, (Hosseini). Labor Day, (Maynard). Manhattan When I Was Young, (Cantwell).

Nonfiction: Books on the Traditional Wisdom: "I am That" (Nissargadata). Teachings of Ramana Maharshi. Poems of Rumi, (Coleman Barks, version), Alan Watts, etc.... Quiet, Susan Cain, David and Goliath, M. Gladwell.

Neuroscience: Interested in reading The Compass of Pleasure.
Intrigued by Richard Dawkins.

Movies: The King's Speech, Midnight in Paris, L'amour Faux, A Serious Man. Also enjoy classics and foreign films, including Jane Austin interpretations. A Royal Affair, Samsara, Salmon Fishing in Yemen, A Late Quartet, Quartet, Argo, The Best Marigold hotel, Philomena, The Past, The Lunch Box, Belle, Boyhood, The Hundred Foot Journey, Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, Salt of the Earth, Woman in Gold, Far from the Madding Crowd.

Music: A wide variety from classical to jazz and ethnic.

Food: Great cuisine from many cultures.
Six things I could never do without
My friends, an harmonious home, nature, music, books, good food,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I am, therefore, I think. Living a conscious and principled life in a rather chaotic world. A deep heart connection and matching embrace with?
On a typical Friday night I am
Though there is no typical one, I enjoy having a leisurely dinner with one or more friends, cooking, and playing piano, or listening to music. Always enjoy a good film, concert, and love to take walks in the early evening during summer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Don't ask.
You should message me if
You think that we have enough in common to have an initial conversation.
The two of us