I have a gentle touch, a slow hand and Love the feel of your skin. When expressing myself through touch, I live at the point, where my hand caresses your skin.
I am not cause oriented and believe that world change starts at home. I am moved by modern dance performances (Momix, Melanie Stewart), plays like Les Miserables and by reaching out to others. I express myself through gardening and welding metal sculptures. I love deep conversations about almost anything: politics, spirituality, science, people, psychology...
I work to live and not the other way around. I like to stay active. I sail, garden, am a volunteer tutor, played in a Balinese Gamelan Orchestra and play pinochle regularly. I'm adventurous and like to try new things.
I was laid off from work in 1999 and took my severance package and traveled around the world for 3+ months. One of my goals was to visit religious sites and orphanages.
The biggest impact in my life came from multiple people, but the reason was always the same. I learned from observing or receiving acts of compassion.
The best decision I've ever made was to get into therapy in my late 20's.
Oh ya, I'm an engineer, so, I'm part geek, but it's a relatively small part. I design and build spacecraft for a living. Communication satellites which bring Dish TV into the homes of countless couch potatoes around the continent, as well as NASA spacecraft that study the planet earth (e.g., Landsat 7, GOES). One more thing (writing about Dish TV reminded me of it). I still get all my TV from an antenna on the chimney (I'm such a dinosaur).
My favorite bumper sticker: Save The Humans
BTW, I'm a cigar aficionado, which wasn't one of the options under 'smoking'.
I am intelligent, fun, trustworthy, and compassionate
- I seek to understand your point-of-view and put aside my own agenda so that I'm free to hear you
- I ask questions only to assist my understanding and may paraphrase what I've heard as a method of eliminating miscommunication
- when it's my turn to talk I share my thoughts, feelings, hurts, desires, needs and whatever else I need to share, in a neutral and non-blaming way
- I seek to find win-win solutions and understand that intimacy (in-to-me-see) is about showing each other who we really are
We both have faults and, we support each other in accepting and working through them. We share common interests and have some interests of our own. We share common friends and have some friends of our own. I celebrate and rely on your strengths in the areas of my weaknesses and you do the same for me. Together we complement each other.