The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about finding joy in every day life. Simple things give me such pleasure, like Greek yogurt with honey, good music and the NY Times puzzle in the morning....or hanging out in the evening with my two teenage sons, one on each side of me on the sofa, eating popcorn and watching our nightly dose of Seinfeld on DVD...
I typically spend my leisure time
Typical leisure time (did all of these yesterday): Read the New Yorker, Harper's, the NY Times; do a crossword puzzle; watch the Sox; take a long walk; go to my favorite bar for calamari and a glass of wine.
The most influential person in my life has been
Keen intelligence and curiosity are vital, but humility is equally important, so it's impossible to choose between them.
The first thing people notice about me
My openness and my positive energy.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - explores the emotional fallout from 9/11 through the eyes and heart of a quirky 9-yr old boy, who wanders NYC (wearing only white and playing a tambourine) searching for clues to help him better understand his father, who died in the North Tower.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My sons are healthy and thriving, and show good signs of becoming kind and interesting young men
- I was raised by a wise and loving mother whose heart and mind were always open
- In many ways I am still the feisty optimist I was at 21.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Can't think of anything right now...that's a hard one.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Funny, Intelligent, Spontaneous
A little more about me
I am clever and impetuous and funny. Quite spirited, in fact. I am kind and generous. I am usually smiling, so much so that I have been called 'sunny' (but I think that's going a bit far). I tend to be selective about who I spend my time with. I find it hard to tolerate people who are petty, closed-minded, or judgmental. And you? Above all you must be clever and quick, love words and the lively exchange of them. You need not be classically handsome, but you must be comfortable with your looks. A combination of genuine confidence and true humility is very sexy.