Physically, I am often described as "cute", sometimes as beautiful. I have a big heart and am fun-loving, creative, generous, intelligent, and down-to-earth. I love nature and try to live an environmentally-conscious lifestyle. I consider myself to be somewhat well-traveled, but there are still a lot of adventures to be had. I enjoy dabbling in the arts (especially ceramics), and have spent some time at an artists' guild near Leavenworth, WA for the past few summers. My long-term vision (at this moment in time) is the intertwining of spirituality and the arts as a medium for healing (most-likely in hospice care). It would be nice to meet someone to enjoy life with--someone who is compassionate, thoughtful, generous, respectful, cheerful, and lots of fun to be around... Someone who is willing to go to new places, try new things, and explore. I am looking for a man who is spiritual and self-aware... someone who has struggled with the big questions in life. I love to laugh and enjoy a good sense of humor.
Books: "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert; "Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver; The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd; "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert; "Sula" by Toni Morrison; "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran; "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho; "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamante; "Of Love and Other Demons" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey (Whether or not he lied, I loved his writing style); "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks; "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel; "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
Movies: Juno, I Am Sam, Love Actually, Meet the Parents, The Mission, Dangerous Minds, Findng Neverland, Good Will Hunting, Sex & the City, The Karate Kid, The Holiday, A League of their Own, Bourne Identity, 12 Monkeys, Whale Rider, Old School, Reality Bites, Hitch, the Hand that Rocks the Cradle, the Goonies, Garden State, Dirty Dancing, Memento, Born into Brothels, Spaceballs, 50 First Dates, When Harry Met Sally, The Power of One, Little Miss Sunshine, the Fugitive, Life is Beautiful, Dead Man Walking, Beetlejuice, Patch Adams, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Monsoon Wedding, Amalie, Pretty Woman, the Usual Suspects, Ghost, the Rock...
TV: Gray's Anatomy, The Good Wife, ER, the Office... I actually don't watch a lot of TV.
Music: Indigo Girls, Regina Spektor, Van Morrison, Ingrid Michaelson, Bandi Carlile, Sara Bareiles, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, Sugarland, Feist, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Tracy Chapman, Amos Lee, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Diana Krall, Steve Miller Band, Rufus Wainwright, Foot Foot, Joe****r, Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Ani DiFranco Pearl Jam, Jewel, Bob Marley, Rod Stewart (yes, I said Rod Stewart), Natalie Merchant, Beatles, U2, R.E.M., The Glatial Erratics Third Day, The Be Good Tanyas, Janis Joplin, Steve Tyrell, Glen Hansard, Joan Osborne, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Mason Jennings, Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers, Dixie Chicks, Brian W. Spencer, Edie Carey...
Food: Many ethnic foods: Italian, Thai, Mexican, Indian, etc., I enjoy spicy dishes. I LOVE Indian naan and chai lattes. I also love ice cream and gelato.