The one thing I am passionate about...
Some of the interests and passions in my life include: coffee in the morning, a good book, walking & hiking, nature and the outdoors, movies that make me laugh, cry, or hide under the covers, being with people, solitude, NOT acting my age once in a while, pets, pecan pie, philosophical conversations, traveling to interesting places, art, music, and theater that stuns me, ridiculous conversations, looking up at the stars, talking to God?and kidding around with friends at the kitchen table.
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy reading. I particular enjoy discussing what I?m reading with someone I care about. That goes for movies and plays too. I also enjoy listening to classical music in the morning, family gatherings, browsing in used book stores, and experiencing the arts in all their amazing, endless variety. But as time goes by, I find myself appreciating the simpler things more and more. Like: going for a walk, cooking dinner with someone, listening to the birds at dusk.
The most influential person in my life has been
LOVINGKINDNESS ~ The woman I seek is a beautiful soul, with an open mind, a generous heart, and a playful spirit. She thinks for herself. She knows how important it is for the two of us to communicate kindly and candidly with one another. Like me, she is on a spiritual path. She is warm, attractive, fun, a little wacky, and very special. ...One more thing. The woman I seek lives on the NJ side of the Hudson River.
The first thing people notice about me
Is that I usually come across with a warmth and friendliness which are genuine?and that when we are talking, I give them my full attention.
The last book I read and enjoyed
BALANCE OF POWER by Richard North Patterson - an intelligent, thought-provoking novel / legal thriller novel with well-drawn characters, a riveting storyline, and some gutsy real-life issues thrown in. From the first page, I was plunged into the brutal realities of gun violence in America, the controversy over the right to bear arms, and the larger picture, shaped by the chilling interplay of lobbyists, greed, and political maneuvering. I find Richard North Patterson's novels to be consistently excellent in the way they weave vital issues of our day into thoughtful, gripping narrative.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Those fleeting moments when I glimpse the radiant love and beauty that shines through all creation, utterly taking my breath away.
- Those unexpected moments in everyday life when I experience at the deepest level my connection with another human being?be it family, friend, or stranger.
- Those priceless moments shared with friends when something is said or done, which is, so completely silly or off-the-wall that, no matter how hard we try, we simply cannot stop laughing.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
There are two actually: 1) Behind my usually relaxed, friendly demeanor, there is another side of me that is more quiet and sensitive. I have within me the capacity to be vulnerable?as well as resilience and strength. 2) The silver ring I wear (visible in two of my photos) is on my right hand. It is not a wedding band.
Friends Describe me as
Good listener, Intelligent, Perceptive, Warm
A little more about me
The spiritual path I walk has been full of surprises. Along the way I have discovered that: I have more questions than answers. God often seems more hidden than present. A literal understanding of the Bible does not make sense to me. I have little in common with people who believe that Christianity is the only ?true? faith. I have no desire to evangelize or convert anyone. I feel most at home around people whose spiritual lives run deep?encompassing the full range of human experience in all its complexity?and who, in the face of life?s most difficult questions, are not afraid to say: ?I don?t know."
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Religion and Spirituality
Books I've read
the brothers karamazov, tuesdays with morrie, balance of power
Sports I enjoy watching
Music I like to perform
Classical, Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
field of dreams, primal fear, the devil's advocate