Stroke of luck, fate, destiny...
whatever force led you to me
I rejoice! ~ (my own :)
Life excites me! I've lived some of my 'bucket list' while blessed with good health. You'll find me youthful, good-natured, educated in my passion, environmental, self-reliant, intellectual, spiritual, and sensuous. I love my work and the people I work with, enjoy taking care of my own home, and spending time with friends and family. My two grown daughters support my search for someone that is equally grounded and romantic... Despite life's adversities that we all experience, I have a positive view - but am no 'Pollyanna'. I choose this glass to reflect as half-full! In grade 9 my French teacher wrote in my yearbook, "Pour la jeune femme avec une joie de vivre"... Happiness is a choice.
You see "Wow!" moments in everyday life that aren't just about you. You're young in spirit, emotionally available, secure, and have some post-secondary education, knowing that a graduate degree doesn't mean that you graduated from high school ;) You're FIT-to-average, and lead a balanced life. You enjoy a variety of fun pursuits and are not just looking for someone to fit into your own lifestyle, but to create something together with... Perhaps this may include antiquing or a museum visit, taking-in live music, a walk/run along the river, drive/hike in the country, a picnic, a trip to the zoo, kayaking, snowshoeing, movies/films, a great dining experience, live theatre, the symphony, cuddling by a fire at the end of the day, wit and word-play, laughing, and kissing... You are open and know that love requires communication and courage (cœur = French, heart), and haven't lost faith that it will find a way. You have integrity, honesty, and compassion for people as well as animals. You're interested in the differences between talk and conversation, cabernet and chardonnay, Freud and Jung, jokes and humour, silk and satin, you and me...
I've indicated 'Long Term' but since we have to start somewhere this includes hanging out, friendship, dating for a while, and eventually intimate and loving encounters. I welcome and appreciate your 'Hello', and ask you to please have recent photos. If I see potential for a connection after reading your email/profile, I will reply. Best wishes fishing, and remember... "Love all, trust a few... do wrong to none." ~ William Shakespeare
Warrior of the Heart, from "Journey of the Heart, Intimate Relationship and the Path of Love" by John Welwood, Ph.D.
“…each of us has two forces at work inside us… an unconditional awake presence that wants to connect fully with life, and our conditioned personality patterns that narrow our perception and keep us half-asleep… Old people who have not worked on themselves become inflexible, stuck, set in their ways… Unless we bring our larger intelligence and awareness to bear on our defensive postures, they will harden further, freezing us into a living rigor mortis.
Intimate relationships can free us from our conditioning by allowing us to see exactly how and where we are stuck. They continually bring us up against things in ourselves that we cannot stand. A relationship heightens our awareness of all our rough edges… thus a real possibility for change and renewal.
Many couples lose heart… as long as we imagine that something is wrong when a relationship stirs up our most difficult emotional issues, we will never be able to set forth on love’s real journey. Yet the reason it often is hard is that we are set in our ways, and it takes great energy and dedication to break free of them. Trying to maintain that state… only prevents us from moving forward.
Love is a transformative power… Rigid places in us that we have hidden from view suddenly come out in the open, and soften in love’s blazing warmth. As we come up against difficult places in ourselves and our partner, our heart has to open and expand in new ways. Intimate relationships inspire our heart to open.”
Challenged, we might simply disappear – get away and never go forth and confront our greatest fears. Conflict is opportunity… “to venture beyond our self-imposed limitations and claim the larger power and wisdom that is our human birthright.” ~ J
To move forward into love’s transformative power requires an open heart. To be a “Warrior of the Heart” requires awareness, courage and gentleness.
(Note: In the Interests section above, for some reason POF over-rides my use of capitals... I've asked them about this and await a reply.)