Boldsongs
59 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I believe there are two basic processes at work in the universe. The first is ‘entropy’, or the dissipation, disintegration and decay that ultimately leads to the death and destruction of all that is. The second is ‘evolution’, or the bonding, uniting and integration process (ie ‘love’!) that ultimately creates new life and new forms of existence. As individuals and as a society, we are faced at every juncture with choices about how we live and how we organise our lives, what we say, what we do and what we do not do. I believe these are literally ‘life and death’ decisions we are making all the time - leading either to more entropy or to more evolution.

I believe that by harnessing the power of evolution, by working alongside it and getting ourselves in tune with it, we can – and will – create a world of true peace and justice: a world based on compassion, empathy, cooperation, connection, solidarity, and the oneness of all humanity. That is our calling and our destiny as human beings. But by choosing the way of entropy – of death, destruction, war, separateness, hostility, suspicion and division, we are continually moving in the opposite direction, towards a world of unbridled greed and violence which now threatens the very survival of our planet, through climate change, nuclear war, mass starvation and/or other ‘man-made’ and utterly avoidable disasters.

I have had a very full and exciting life up to this point. I have lived and worked on four continents and helped to save lives and re-build communities torn apart by war and violence. I have campaigned long and hard to change government policies that fuel and perpetuate wars and violence. But now I am ready to move to the next stage of changing the hearts and minds of ordinary citizens who have been brainwashed for far too long to think that war and violence is inevitable, that poverty and inequality is inevitable, that somehow a system based on greed and violence is going to create a better world for them and their children.

I am looking for a partner who can relate to all that and wants to be part of the movement to bring more love and compassion into every aspect of our lives, from the personal to the political!
What I’m doing with my life
listening to the small, still voice within and letting it speak and sing and act through me to transform the world...
I’m really good at
singing, laughing, dancing, writing...
The first things people usually notice about me
my infectious smile? the twinkle in my eye? my disarming accent? the fact that I actually look like the photos on my profile?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Thoreau, Gandhi, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, Hannah Arendt, Martin Buber, Rainer Maria Rilke, Steven Pinker, Dorothy Rowe, Johan Galtung, Daniel Dennett, Daniel Goldman, Marshall Rosenberg, Peter Russell, Abraham Heschel, Kenneth Boulding, Jonathan Schell, Brian Swimme, Mary Oliver, Rachel Naomi Remen...

Movies: Life is Beautiful, Millions, Shawshank Redemption, All the President's Men, Battle of Algiers, Fly Away Home, 7 days and 7 nights, Gandhi, Italian Lessons, To Kill a Mockingbird, Heaven Can Wait, If!, Pushing Tin, The King's Speech, Friendly Persuasion, The Full Monty, Billy Eliot, Midnight in Paris, North by Northwest, Groundhog Day!

TV Shows: West Wing, the Daily Show, Colbert Report

Music: Bach Concerto for 2 Violins, Elgar Cello Concerto, The Magic Flute, Beethoven Emporer Concerto, Shostakovitch #5, Aaron Copland Quiet City, West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, Stephen Sondheim, Rhapsody in Blue, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Rolling Stones, U2, Coldplay, The Script, Sting, Katy Perry, Owl City, Maroon 5, David Wilcox, Peter Mayer, Mumford & Sons, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift!

Food: Fresh corn-on-the-cob, sautéed asparagus, cheese soufflé, baked potato, broad beans, a good beef stroganoff, corned beef hash, cole slaw with toasted sunflower seeds, haggis, stovies (another Scottish dish I will never see again), salmon, Thai Green Curry, chicken korma, real Swiss muesli...
The six things I could never do without
There are no 'things' I could NEVER do without, depending of course on the circumstances. But if the question is what do I treasure above all else in my life, they would be my 2 daughters and my son-in-law. Apart from them, I'm pretty partial to fresh air, trees, flowers, birds, animals, grass and a body of water to feast my eyes on.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why the world is the way it is and why people are the way they are, and how change happens in nature and in our brains and in our cultures and societies and how we can most effectively prod along and speed up those changes so that the world gets itself onto a more sustainable course before its too late.
On a typical Friday night I am
Ideally with friends, either listening to live music or providing some live music myself!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
hm, I'll have to think about that some more...
You should message me if
What I have said resonates with you and you would like to explore it further!
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