Simple things, family and day-by-day life are important for me - I look for emotions, yes, but emotions that may last.
Maybe this is a bit weird to say at 45, but from many points of view I am slowly discovering myself and the world around me; I have learnt that looking in only one direction is more than bad, it is pernicious ;-).
I am pretty good with words, and through experience I have learnt that this is not always good for me as it can help to hide things - it takes an effort to strip words out of things, but I'm learning. I am at any rate quite direct and straightforward, but I pay attention and use the right words when I say things.
I like a lot life in nature. I like hiking in the mountains - especially in areas that I know, visiting them again and again. And - even more - I like doing something in the natural world - something that would make me happy is having a piece of land where I could plant trees, graft, prune and pick fruit. At the moment I live in an apartment, so I must be happy with house gardening.
I am looking for someone who is calm and relaxed in general, and also challenging on important things. I would like also to take things slowly - I feel I need time to get to know a person ... and I want to take the time that is needed.
Important for me: I feel that I am better described by what I do than by what I watch or listen to. Reading is on the other hand a quite active thing for me, and what I read contributes to what I am.
By the way: I say in the "looking for" section that I look for a woman "located anywhere"; here I can say one more important thing: anywhere, but close enough that it is possible to meet regularly (just to have an idea, because one can be always elastic: every month), I feel that it is the only way to get to know each other well enough.