What we read here is important but, in my experience, chemistry will trump a great many things. I find this both sad and wonderful. Sad that people who seem so right for us turn out to ring no bells in us, and exciting because not knowing is exciting.
I am Latin American. I think this strongly influences what I find attractive in people.
I trained in bel canto and still sing. I also work with people at-risk, as an interpreter.
I've had a great many adventures, professional and personal, worked in television news, documentary film, I've written for various media, and was a critic and columnist for a national magazine. Since moving to Portland, I've worked in arts administration and social services. I perform throughout the year and still write daily. Mostly, I write essays and poems and sing. I collaborate with other artists. I stalk my son on facebook, like a good Jewish mother. And I wonder if I am meant to fall in love again.
I'm funny, intense, a strong feminist with vestiges of an old world upbringing and all the contradictions rising from those. I'm aware, moody, imaginative, opinionated.
I am looking for an intellectual equal with whom to share things that are meaningful to me. I hope to meet someone who will concur on what is meaningful. We're too old to pretend to like what our other likes. It's a waste of time. If you don't like what I like and you're only doing it to please me, you'll resent me. And I hate it when that happens.
I admire courage and originality. Sometimes, originality requires courage. Usually it does, in my experience. Worth it.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" (Nin)
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