Now I simply hope to hear from women enthused to meet a man who shares their very progressive values and dreams. I seek a world citizen, with a vision of democracy (we aren't living in one!), a yearning for social transformation, a sense of connection with all the world's peoples, and a hopefulness about our future.
Of course, I seek other qualities in her beyond these ideals. Are you also kind, affectionate, sensual, compassionate, fit and literate?
Many women are appealing in a variety of ways. And chemistry is hard to predict. But I've sharpened the focus here to the traits most desirable to me. Let's surprise each other. Let's see what happens.
In general: Watching raindrops on green leaves, teaching in a fine preschool; 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; camping on my Sierra acreage; 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.