My historical self: a Southerner by birth and inclination, i've spent the bulk of my adult years in Africa with a minor detour to E Europe/Russia. My work has been primarily in the not-for-profit sector with a brief sojourn in the corporate world in the '80s. Although i came to VI in 2006, i only settled in about eighteen months ago.
My inner-self: As a person i have both my get-it-done and my contemplative, inward sides. i practice meditation and yoga; write poetry and stories; and remain fit thanks to running or gyming daily. My son and i have backpacked the juan de fuca several times, and i'm always up for a hike. my taste in music is as eclectic (opera to country) and varied as i can be. I am something of a hopeful romantic. Passionate, i enjoy the sensuality of life - the snap of an early morning run as the sun oozes across the sky. the stirring of risotto and the eating afterward. an espresso's bitter jolt at dawn. The magpies' raucous eucalyptus landings at dusk or ravens' raucous passing never fail to stir me.
I can be intense at times but also chuckle at my own foibles and failings. i laugh a lot. my sense of humour is subtle and light - yet occasionally wanders onto the comic dark side. Having lived in my head for so long, i am giving my heart free rein, trying to listen to its wisdom and advice for this next stage of life.
Adventure - I've had my share of both journeys and moments. I crossed the saraha on truck top in the 70s and have watched ellies through my tent pick mareula from the trees; once walked up on rhino dung so fresh the beetles were still dropping out of the sky then spent a glorious night surrounded by buffalo grazing in the moon light. Been travelling most of my life; after a hiatus i am back-and-forthing to Africa occasionally. For pleasure, rural France/Tuscany have a decadent, peasant appeal, and I have always been intrigued by India. Rumour has it there's a whole other continent below just waiting to be explored.
I am seeking a woman on whom i can lavish affection, attention and pleasure. someone to talk ideas with. someone to share both the adventures and the glorious mundane of everyday life. a companion and partner to explore this wonderful existence we're in.