The worldwide Women's Marches on January 21 !
I used to have a long, insightful, literate self-summary. I erased it. Why? My profile made me sound like every other nice, sensitive guy. I got many responses, but few from women with a hunger for justice and a truly transformative vision of society, and who were attracted by similar ideals in me. It may there aren't many people like that on these sites.
I see myself as communicative, romantic, attentive, adventurous, playful, funny, educated, literate. As a career preschool teacher I get to express my strongly nurturant side; I love to travel and dance, and I seek a long-term, monogamous, and hopefully life, partnership. But the one I seek will love these qualities and also be passionate about justice...
Were you at the Women's March--or would you have liked to have joined it? That would tell me a lot. It was inspiring to feel women's power, the demand and yearning for justice, equality and change, with many hundreds of thousands participating. I hope to hear from a woman of similar mind, who'd be enthused to meet a man sharing her very progressive values and dreams. I seek the unconventional one, a world citizen, a feminist with a vision of democracy (we don't have one!), a yearning for social transformation, a sense of connection with all the world's peoples, and a hopefulness about our future. Are you also non-acquisitive, maybe even a bit bohemian? If so, please write. I cannot view who has "liked" me.
Many women are appealing in a variety of ways. And chemistry is hard to predict. I hope you are kind, compassionate, sensual, affectionate, educated and adventurous. I've sharpened the focus here to the values and visions we share. Let's surprise each other!
In general: Watching raindrops on green leaves, writing, frolicking in warm waters, visiting museums, galleries and festivals; attending theater & live-music performances; researching science-y things and early education issues; supporting certain antiracist/economic justice environmental/human rights/ anti-war campaigns; enjoying Asian foods; playing basketball; guiding my grown daughter; learning languages; dreaming of bootstrap travel through lands near and far; reading, dancing, making inspired and/or literary puns.
I get around readily by bicycle and public transportation, choosing not to own a car. I could relocate, for the right person!
My activism includes support for justice and liberation for Palestine. I endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
I get around by bike, transit and on foot, having chosen not to own a car.
In fiction, Alain-Fournier's Le Grand Meaulnes is my fave. Kingsolver, Alice Walker, LeGuin, Toni Morrison, Nin, Crowley, Stegner, Piccoult, Hartup, Fleming, Proulx, Naipul, Atwood, Rushdie, Munro, Marian Zimmer Bradley, Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson...
Film? Fairly recently, Arrival, Spotlight, Birdman, Wild, Life of Pi and Grand Hotel Budapest. I also liked Gravity, which was powerful despite some treacly moments, sci-fi with a female protag. Music? Poetry? Let's enthuse over our favorites together.
Drinking? maybe white wine occasionally, with a restaurant meal.
Light and shadows
Bodies of water and the sound of it flowing
Music and a stirring beat
My social conscience and activism
Touch, texture; silky skin and other tactile delights
(Optional): I'd love it if you're one of the 3% of US residents who identify as atheist, or the 4% who identify as agnostic.
Beyond that, if you're creative, sensual and playful with a sense of style and allure (maybe even wear dresses with flair), and are GGG, it'd be wonderful.