I am a cheery, bright lady, content with my life but also seeking an extraordinary relationship.
Although I grew up In Colorado, I enjoy warm weather pursuits. My daughter, her husband and their son are in Santa Barbara, so I've relocated and SB is home now.
My favorite times are spent listening to music: folk, rock and roll, classical, and opera. I thrive on traveling, reading, dancing, gardening, snorkeling, swimming, sea kayaking, cycling on the flat. I often attend and support the arts: theater, concerts, movies, museums, galleries.
Professionally, I am a retired Occupational Therapist who worked in rehabilitation, and am now an occasional free-lance writer and have written two books. I also recently worked part-time in a Newport Beach art gallery. I care for my grandson a couple of days a week.
I am politically liberal, was raised Jewish, but am not a practitioner of organized religion. I have a "mutual respect policy" for my beliefs as compared others', (even with deal breakers).
I am thrilled to report that after years of practice, I can now manage to wear both jeans and a little black dress; (that stipulation is so funny.)
Marc Cohn's song, "True Companion," says it all for me. I was married for thirty years, so don't take romantic relationships lightly. However, I am comfortable being single, but ready for a wonderful companionship. My ideal guy is within my age range (not more than a few years either way), demonstrative, humorous, *intelligent*, well-read, generous, a romantic (or able to fake it indefinitely). I am looking for someone who is emotionally brave and optimistic, intellectual and well-read. I avoid catfish, grumps, players, and desperadoes!
In my perfect scenario, we will have adventures, travel impulsively, socialize with family and friends, take time for just us…and be together at the end of our days and lives.
For my part, I only play games sanctioned by Parker Bros.
I am looking forward to meeting you.
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