My perfect first date is not a date at all. It is two people, a man and a woman, being together and getting to know each other. Staying in the moment and exploring. Searching out those common grounds we share. If all goes well and we move past this, then romance can flow fully and naturally and the sky is the limit and can be wonderful. That “wonderful” is my goal and I’d bet it is yours as well. In other words, I don’t date. I connect and explore what can be brought into being between you and I.
Planning the campaign.
Building productive alliances.
Providing good value.
Striving for viability.
Being the good Samaritan.
Pausing to smell the roses.
- Consuming large quantities of coffee (Certified test pilot for Folgers)
- I rejoice in the poetry, harmony and tonal complexity of well executed photographs. Digital (rarely) or film based (more often). Black and white, please. The pure ecstasy of visually diving deeply into the tonality, shapes, lines and textures of what has been coaxed into being from reality onto the two dimensional print. The dance of highlights negotiating the high wire of detail and gradation, the fullness and seductiveness of mid tone interplay and the mysteriously deep shadows giving up hints of more than meets the eye. This turns me on. Rarely found but nearly a religious experience when seen. Food for hungry eyes.
- I have a great reverence for nature and a deep love of being outdoors and on the water. Few things have turned me on more than guiding a canoe through a tumultuous stretch of white water, feeling the craft respond to the bite of the paddle, perfectly hitting the entry point for each successive torrent and the thrill of half flying over the cascade, feeling the smack of the canoe hit the pool below and celebrating the drenching spray.
Music: Jazz, swing, some classical, some classic rock. Sketches of Spain still turns me on after all these years. A recent discovery, a group called Indigo Swing (I dare you to sit still). Music that demonstrates that the notes not played are equally important as those that are played.
Food: Chinese, seafood, "comfort" food, home "cookin". Not a wine snob but really enjoy it with a special dinner.
Movies: Because of a familiarity with film making I frequently focus on the visual aspects rather than the story line or characters. Most people find this strange, but it is a reflex stemming from my training and background in photography. That being said, I am a big fan of the work Ken Burns has produced that is frequently seen on PBS.
Believing that there really is someone special out there for me.
At least 4 hours of sleep a night