"Character is not only doing the right thing when no one is looking, it’s doing the right thing when everyone is looking. It’s being willing to do the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay." - Michael Josephson
I believe the way we live our lives and the way we treat other people matter considerably. The virtues I admire, I try to put into personal practice. I value peace, relaxation, love, beauty, nature - but because there is always something valuable that needs doing, I do not engage those as often as I should.
I am attracted most to people I have positive emotions about. Consideration towards others, an attitude of respect, and a smile: these go a long way with me.
I am not a campaigner or activist as such, but from time to time I help create infrastructure that they can use.
I do not tend to attract attention, "in one eye and out the other" so to speak. But at the same time I am told I have "presence", that I am sometimes bigger than life.
Unfortunately I have no musical creation skills at all. A very tiny bit of singing at most.
My musical tastes are diverse. Some of the artists I particularly enjoy include: Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand); Brian Eno; Carole King; Jane Siberry; Joni Mitchell; Kate Bush; Laurie Anderson; Michelle Shocked; Nick Cave (but I have to be in the mood); Paul Horn; Supertramp; Suzanne Vega; Valdy; William S. Burroughs; The Wyrd Sisters; along with a fair selection of Jazz artists and collections from a variety of eras. I continue to be pleasantly surprised by various World Music.
My movie list will be extended later. My two favorite movies are Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin), and Koyaanisqatsi. I have a soft spot for the 1980 "Flash Gordon" (with the Queen soundtrack.)
I mostly gave up TV in early university when I realized how much of my time it was eating.. Now-a-days, the little I watch is usually investigative or documentary, but once in a while I make time for Saturday Night Live. South Park often amuses me if I happen to see it. (If anyone ever did a reboot of The Prisoner, I would totally watch that!)
Note: for dating I am seeking females only. For friendships I would consider anyone.