I have learned a great deal about love and life. I was fortunate to have found love with two outstanding women. I lost both to cancer. I have learned that yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here. All we have is today and today is a gift. I have also learned that the human heart can love and keep those whom we have loved still in our hearts. The sharing of life with friends and family is great, but it is better with a partner. And it is not the legal paper nor the church vows that keeps a commitment, but the love within the heart; the desire to be with that person because they complete you. It is the simple things in life, the mundane, the chores and the everyday living that brings two people closer. Anyone can fall in love in a romantic setting. But to tell someone you love them when they have lost their hair from radiation, or tell them how beautiful they are to you after they are scared from surgery, that is love. To laugh till you cry, to be silly, to enjoy the company of others, to talk to complete strangers and make them laugh, to dance on the side of the road, are the jewels of living. We all want to be that nicely wrapped package under the Christmas tree, to be desired, to be sought after, however, the gift is on the inside of the box. And if you desire to be young, it is not in the body, but in your mind, in your heart and in your attitude towards life. To have someone to talk with, to share a cup of coffee, a sunset or to hold them while they sleep is worth more than a lifetime of money. All I want now is to enjoy my life. It would be better with someone by my side.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
After we e-mailed each other a couple of times, and talked on the phone a couple of times (and I do love to talk), we would meet for coffee or drinks at a public place of your choice, or mutually agreed upon. If we connect, then we could talk about a second date and see where it goes.