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My self-summary
I try to understand the mysteries of life and embrace its paradoxes: strength/vulnerability, youth/wisdom, uncertainty/clarity, lost/found, full/empty, sophisticated/ simple......yet also, get down and have regular playful fun!
I had a long, amazing, fulfilling career as a City College teacher. I had lots of long vacations and traveled a lot: to Cuba, Central and South America, Asia and North Africa; I still haven’t been to India, Nepal or Burma. I lived and worked in Mexico and Spain.
I’m retired now, and in love with not having a schedule, which gives me time to do what I love: swim, dance, hike, read, write, volunteer, make new friends, collect and distribute socks for the homeless, deepen my practice and lots more,
What I’m doing with my life
Hiking, walking, strolling, meandering, sitting, reflecting, gardening, exploring (inside and out), dancing, swimming, writing, volunteering, helping, listening, forgiving, thanking, acknowledging, travelling, reminiscing, singing, meditating, sobbing over recent politics, evolving, witnessing and being witnessed.
I’m really good at
Asking questions, listening to the answers, dancing, swimming and saving money. I'm great at adapting and at feeling at home in both the city and the country--dressing up for the symphony, concerts and trendy restaurants, or down for camping, hauling wood, or composting the garden. I'm also a great traveler: adaptable and comfortable among different people and cultures. I'm good at making healthy meals with fresh organic ingredients and feeding people. Love to do that!
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair (wild, curly and gray) and a youthful playful quality in my green eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pema Chodrin, Rumi, all Geraldine Brook's novels, David Whyte
World Music: African, Latin, Sacred World Chants
Classical: Brahms, Beethoven’s Late quartets
Jazz: classic and vocals: Bill Evans, Diana Krall, Billy, Sarah, Ella,
Wailin’ Jennies,
I love to eat almost all healthy food made of high quality ingredients: Thai, Japanese, Indian, huge salads, nuts and green drinks to start the day
Six things I could never do without
Water: for swimming, soaking, making tea, and for taking long hot showers (shorter since the drought!)
Redwood forests and beaches with rock formations and coves
Silence and quiet time
Fresh healthy food
My journal and smooth quick pen
New experiences
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what will happen to the country and the world if D.T. becomes president
On a typical Friday night I am
doing one of several things. I could be at the museum or a movie, ushering at Yerba Buena Center, streaming Netflix, taking a dance class, listening to music at SF Jazz or another small local venue, sharing a meal, or just hanging out and reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
No, you'll just have to wait for the juicy stories.........
You should message me if
you have "done the work", you are honest with others and yourself, and if you like to be silly, laugh and have fun. Message me iif you like to take walks and risks. A healthy libido and attitude are appreciated, and warm, openly expressed feelings and affection is a huge plus!
PLEASE DO NOT MESSAGE ME IF YOU ARE OUT-OF-STATE OR OUT OF THE COUNTRY, or if you are significantly younger than me.
(Sorry, but I"m not looking for a pen-pal!)
The two of us