The concise version of me.
I am a writer. I am currently writing two new books simultaneously, which though emotionally exhaustive is also fun and exciting. I have published two previous books: a noir style novella "Between The Devil And Charlie Parker", and a collection of poetry and short fiction "A Second Chance At Love".
I'm very honest and outspoken (most times to a fault), somewhat eccentric, comfortable in any situation (though I prefer a relaxed atmosphere more often than not) and spontaneous. I am verbose, contemplative, sarcastically witty, and self deprecating with my humor depending on the situation.
I suppose you could best describe me as a Zelig. That being said, I know who I am and what I want out of this life. I embrace change, it is a part of my nature, but I will not make changes based on the whims of another, or to maintain a semblance of what is fashionable at the time; that just isn't me and it never will be. The exterior me alters from time to time as needed, but the core is unflappable. In short, I fight for what I love with everything in me; to the bitter end, and wear my battle scars with pride.
I don't mind technology, it makes life easier at times, but for the most part I find people have become socially crippled by their devices. I much prefer face to face interactions as opposed to texting and so forth. Life is made to be tangible, our senses are wasted behind our many screens.
As for what I'm looking for...
I prefer a genuine soul that isn't attracted to the window dressing in life. Someone that knows the difference between wants and needs, that sees the value in a home cooked meal, lunch at the beach, drinks in a pub or on a rooftop versus dining at the trendy hot spots, or hitting the club scene, and is satisfied with creating happiness as opposed to buying it. Tattoo's are a plus, I have 6 myself. Oh yeah, a big must is a kinship with animals; I'll explain this point in person.
Life is meant to be lived, not witnessed through a variety of second hand mediums. By this I mean to say that nothing will ever be perfect. Every relationship has its ups and its downs, moments where feet need to get wet, hands need to get dirty, and heartstrings need to be tugged, otherwise they wouldn't be worth anything. In the end that's all that we have.
For a great example of what I'm looking for check out the songs All I Want by Joni Mitchell, I Get A Kick Out Of You by Ella Fitzgerald, and Sometimes I'm Happy by Sarah Vaughan.