74Merrimack, United States
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My self-summary
Writing, conversation, laughing, reading, music (classical), fishing and boats. Then Gardening , then, again, back to listening -to people and to music. I confess I have little room for the negativity of whining, yelling or blaming. Too much to live for, and I care less where you've been and more who you are. Want to be a partner, not a caretaker, a lover not a pleaser. Ahh, I love: my dogs, my kids, my grand kids, Central Oregon, rivers, all rivers, fly fishing, singing when no one is there to be scared off, classical music, imagining myself as frontiersman (I'm not, but did just buy a converted barn very near a lake), my bodily feelings when at the gym, when listening to music, when being touched. Gratitude and appreciation is the only possible response to most things. I thank God for what I've been given, what's been taken away and for what's left.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be more reflective and to center my thoughts and actions around things that are most meaningful and that is not always easy . Trivia intrudes too much and there's never enough time to (attempt to) write.
I’m really good at
Well, sometimes garden doesn't grow well and I learn to live with that. Hmm, flycast could improve now that I think of it -minor things though. Mostly like to find the good in people. I'm pretty good at that.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have good energy, am adventurous. I like to think (Le penseur has a big private side) & converse (public side). Socially I am hardly ever fearful of being myself. I love a good joke.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Soloist, Adaptation, other art films. Faulkner, Heidegger,Levinas, ehh. Lots of others...philosophy, fiction and theology (enough to stay far, far away from anything smelling of fundamentalism!) Been thinking of starting an alternative church, maybe call it The Church of the Exciting Life. Music: beethoven, saint-Saens, Sammartini, dire straits- thats a taste. If you love Gorecki's third symphony, feel its passion, I am already in love with you! I'll eat most things and I participate in a very large community garden. I get lobster from the coop at my place in Maine.
Six things I could never do without
Writing, private time, affection/passion, music, challenges, my adult kids and grandkids, not in that order and sometimes all together at once.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Does space end where I begin or is it the other way around? More seriously -and I know this may sound silly to some- I'm always tinkering with how to write a really good English sentence, maybe like Faulkner's.
On a typical Friday night I am
Wondering about going to Maine for the weekend. I still have to cover the boat!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I die, I want to do so listening to good music, hugging my beloved, petting my dog and looking upward
You should message me if
Anyone writing to another is, well, a really good thing and I look forward to hearing from you. Don't write, though, if all you really want is to go to Paris or be made to laugh if you can't do so already. Do write if you wish to pet my dogs, ride the boat, feel and give love, listen to music, converse with true reciprocity, don't easily take offense at things, and are grateful to the world for the honor of just being here. I look forward to hearing from you.
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