Not that I am 100% angelic by any means ;) Let me start by giving thanks! I am thankful to have interests about which I am passionate. Cheering like a maniac for the Lakers, reading the latest Stephen King novel in a classic under-the-covers all-nighter, beating all comers in Scrabble, hosting a watch-the-original-on-dvd-then-see-the-new-one-in-the-theater party - my pastimes never fail to put a smile on my face. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people around me through my work with under-served youth, support of my friends and colleagues, and relationship with my mother and grandmother. Lastly, I am thankful to have a fulfilling spiritual life, after years of seeking and searching. Though I have always had a deep personal belief, I am now hitting my stride in living my life through the prism of that belief.
I think I come across as somewhat strong and indomitable, but if you really knew me, you would know that I am easily touched and affected emotionally. I cry at fiction (books, tv shows, commercials!) and care deeply that people know who I am and realize my motivations and intentions. I love to be loved and hate to be misunderstood.
The most important quality in a partner is the confidence to have an open mind. I want to be able to share my passions, quirks, introspections, hobbies, obsessions and spirituality, comforted in the assurance that all will be accepted and respected. We don't have to agree, but I treasure a companion who is willing to explore with me, take a walk in my shoes, and appreciate who I am and what I am about in the same way I would seek to appreciate him.
There ARE plenty of fish, but not necessarily a slightly devilish Angel Fish like me ;)