I’m (re-)writing my profile because of a consensus I’m aware of, namely, that my profile is far too long. For quite some time I thought my little bio essay would delight anyone with the eyes to see, ears to hear and patience to ponder my well-intended words and thoughts. For the record, haven’t given up entirely yet on my profile, but have now decided that if anyone really cares to see my writing in its entirety, then they can simply ask me to send them the unabridged version of my profile privately, at their personal e-mail. In the meantime, here follows a much less elaborated form of it, including a few salient remarks about myself in which you are spared having to read “a whole book” about me! :)
I definitely have an intellectual side, one which inevitably is broadened by everything the real world of the senses and live experiences has to offer. This enables me to both widen and deepen my world and my understanding of it. I love discovering and re-discovering nature in all of its shapes, colors, tastes, textures, contours, sounds, and combinations thereof, whether it be savoring an entrée of sushi followed by a mess of poutine, or marveling at expressionist art accompanied by Philip Glass’ music; also, exploring the wondrous bays, gullies and inlets of no less a topography than your delightfully lissome frame, dear reader; then too there’s gazing upon the splendor of floral arrangements whether these be found in rusted flowerbeds of aging Westmount greenhouses, or newly sprung from roadside fields bordering level stretches of highway somewhere far up and away in the Laurentian countryside. And then there’s relishing the soundtrack theme of a heartbreaking movie, the recurrent motif tugging on the heart as the good, the true and the beautiful are once again and against all odds to prevail. Rounding out my eclectic tastes, I can’t omit mentioning my unqualified love for puns, stand-up comedy and every variant of political incorrectness! No less than oxygen, these sustain my world on all of its sprightly rounds.
Is foregoing short enough for you to get a fairer picture of who I am and what I’m like—at least for starters? :) If yes, then please get in touch and we can then explore further where and how our real interests and affinities coincide and if we’d like to continue on this unique journey together. Even discovering how very different we are can be loads of fun, at least for the few laughs they can offer, might even mean "we can still be friends." :)
A first date would allow for spontaneity and a kind of enlightened détente, that is, it would be conducive to the deliberate, conscious acceptance of being unguarded and vulnerable with someone new. Not heedless or anything like that, just not having any guards up to begin with, not being too savvy for your own good! :) Defence-less if you will. Seemingly fearless because you know deep down that you have nothing to lose, that in fact there is nothing to lose. We already know ourselves, and so of course from "hello"we know each other well beyond the usual psychological/political manoeuvrings that ordinary relationships thrive on; here no trace of embarrassment, apology, narcissism; we're no longer in the throes of postmodernism at its worst. And there is nothing, nothing at all, that creates awkwardness between us. Indeed, neither of us has any interest in preserving, projecting an image of what we might imagine ourselves to be and then want to portray to others. No trace of this kind of game and pretentiousness going on here, a game that is in fact not a game at all and not at all kind! Come to think of it, we don't even know we're here, if you get the sense of what I mean ... for knowing or analyzing ourselves and others is no longer an issue, no longer relevant. There is no need for any of this. Psychological issues were dealt with, settled, long ago. And so now quickly it becomes a singular pleasure to know and be with you. Resonance is our channel of communication, our communicative mode of choice.
After "hello" we might sit or stroll about in gentle surroundings, exploring common ground, remaining sensitive to where we resonate with each other. We might pause at some point for ... for libations! (nothing less!:), all the while offering each other our best, giving way, yielding regularly to wit, banter, laughter, find ourselves listening to each other with that calm, dignified attention normally reserved for ones we regard with warmth, interest, esteem, find ourselves gradually engaged in a most congenial exchange of (mostly! :) coherent thought and ingenuous personal sentiment. No trace of struggling to communicate since language and speech arise in us effortlessly, devoid of psychological overtones. Less and less of "me" and of "you" and more and more of "we" while our own distinct personalities are never lost or in any way diminished here. The opportunity to heighten poetic sensibilities and to express ourselves from the source in us from which the best in us arises augments; love sonnets lie poised on our lips.
At some point if it feels we are connecting at a heart level, that somehow we may already have met each other before, then no telling where this might lead and what might happen next. We are in a sense as old friends come together again to move forward and explore afresh from wherever we left off. There is a palpable sense, an anticipation both tangible and real of the genuine fun, delight and mea