philipmv
32 Rochester, United States
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My self-summary
Like you, like the person next to you, like a few of the people you passed on the way in or the way out of wherever this morning, I put on a front face. Outwardly, I think I have a lot going on. I'm an active listener, a ferocious reader, I dabble in sport and dance, love my gentle nature retreats, and am at my happiest when I'm helping someone else.

More inwardly, I have my faults, of course. As do you, the person next to you, the etc. etc. It's part of being human. But I like to be aware of these faults, and see how I can work on them so that I can be better for others, and for myself.

The outward face that is presented in OkCupid profiles is an excellent start. Indeed, outward is all I can really share here myself. But I look forward to showing my inward side and seeing that of others. That is my greatest thrill: to peek under the hood, see what is being covered up, and love and be loved all the same.
What I’m doing with my life
Plants, wine, creeks, feminism, books
I’m really good at
Knowing by instinct just where on the neck and back someone needs to be rubbed
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Attenborough, Bronowski, Chesterton, Dillard

Fela Kuti, Hugh Maskela - blasting horns on steamy nights
Feist, Linda Perhacs - for gentle, precious mornings
The six things I could never do without
"In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
tree metaphors. That's at least 20% of my time, I swear. I can furnish evidence.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lost in deep conversation, hopefully
You should message me if
Ooo, message me if you write in page margins. And if so, what?
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