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.
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 traditions.