68Nashville, United States
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My self-summary
I must say, this is quite an unusual thing for me to be doing - posting a profile ANYWHERE, let alone on a dating site. And I guess even more unusual than that since dating has never been my thing. I've always viewed dating as a practice more IN the way than the way. However, having a desire, a longing to be with people, especially that one special person as a trusted friend and companion certainly IS my thing. And if that were to evolve into something more intimate, better yet. And with me, the trust and friendship come first. I believe if people are truly present and honest with each other it doesn't take long to know what they have together. Underneath whatever games, acquisitions and accomplishments, rolls and identities, I think we're all the same, reflections of each other. Or, as all the sages have so succinctly put it, there's only one.

On the subject of preferences, I love the outdoors, especially warm, sunny days and anything on or near the water. There's something about the lakes, rivers and oceans, even the rain that feeds my sweet tooth for romance. However, my favorite place of all is home (also romantic), and not in just the physical sense. I find home by way of getting in touch with my true nature through meditation, sitting in front of a fire, in the pages of a great book, poetry, a walk in the park, listening to my favorite (usually classical) music, spending time with animals, practicing loving kindness and compassion, and last but definitely not least, humor. Couldn't live without it. I love to laugh and sometimes be as silly as I am serious. Actually, a playful bantering of sharp wits is fun for me - smart is sexy and any subject is fair game. The sky's the limit.

I have wonderful dreams and visions of sharing these things, all of which I enjoy no less, alone. However, for hugging, cuddling and deep conversation of philosophy and spirituality, and, of course, delivering and receiving the always welcome spontaneous jest or concocted pun, I need a partner. That's the part that's missing.

There's so much more to say, and, I'm sure, much to be heard from you, as well.

Looking forward to it.
What I’m doing with my life
Exercising loving kindness and compassion as much as possible.
I’m really good at
speaking English. Sound silly? It's just something I enjoy. However, I don't require it from others. I would much rather hear what someone is saying than what words they're using to say it.
The first things people usually notice about me
is hard to say. I've never been other people to notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wow. This could be quite a lengthy list. I enjoy mostly non-fiction and books on spirituality (not religion). Anything by Pema Chödrön tops the list. Favorite movies: To Kill a Mockingbird, Arthur, A Patch of Blue, Life As A House, Harold and Maude, Absence of Malice, Frequency, The Matrix, The Last Mimzy, Pride and Prejudice, Star Trek, the list goes on. I also very much enjoy documentaries. My music preference is mostly classical these days, but I still love folk music, some classic rock and even a few country songs (but not many). I love almost any kind of food, so long as it's prepared well. I eat a lot of organic whole foods. As expensive as that is, I think it may be more expensive not to.
Six things I could never do without
My friends
Nature (Tennessee is beautiful.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Personal growth, how to find a more rewarding experience of life - free myself so I can be better at being who I truly am. (If you don't have a clue what that means, we're probably not a good match. You're invited to ask.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Either enjoying the privacy and serenity of home, one of my favorite places to be, especially after the work week, or, most likely, I'm dancing (swing).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Holy Cow, you guys... If I tell you then it won't be private, will it? Let's see... I may sometimes care about what you think of me. Sometimes I might say something or behave in a way which I think will make me look better to others rather than just being who I am, because I'm afraid if I show you my true colors I might be harshly judged or rejected. But, I know I'm the only one who ever does that.
You should message me if
1. you're looking for someone who is truly honest with you and accept the truth about you, as well. 2. you find my profile interesting, exciting, attractive, inviting.
The two of us