A little about me...
I believe that people who know me well would say that I am kind, respectful, and thoughtful. I am emotionally available and I am honest. I work as a intellectual property and technology lawyer on Wall Street, but I am really a creative person trapped in a lawyer's body. I find photography to be a great creative outlet for me. I bring my camera everywhere, whether it's on my commute through the city or adventures on the weekends, I find myself discovering beauty in everyday life and produce hundreds of shots every month. I also have a studio in my home in Redding where I shoot and Photoshop photos for people seeking portraits. I also enjoy making fine art prints of my landscapes and still life photos. I also enjoy creative writing. I have written both fiction and poetry and love being able to explore dimensions of my creativity through words.
As a partner, I am loving, loyal, trusting, supportive, passionate and steadfast. I know how to be a partner, in love, in life, raising children, sharing happiness, facing adversity. I am a completely what you see is what you get person. I have no hidden agenda, and I don't play games. I am looking for the same qualities in a partner.
About the one I'm looking for...
I am looking for a woman who is emotionally available, personally genuine, stable, honest and both intellectually curious and creative, and attractive to me. I would like to find a life partner who shares my values to the degree of mutual appreciation, and mutual respect. Emotional connection, interpersonal electricity, and the passion of the love of one's life are all natural to me, and aspects of my aspiration for my next partner. But I understand that life is a series of steps, so I take care not to freight a first date, or a third, with expectations. I do understand that expectations can become a taskmaster. And so I am approaching my encounters with new people with an open mind, and an open heart.
I'd just like to add...
It may not be tactically wise to say that I am recently separated, (August 2012) and my divorce is still pending. But that is the truth. I have met some women who seem to have regarded my not-quite-yet-divorced status without enthusiasm. First, I can assure anyone that my former marriage is completely dead. Second, I am emotionally stable and, having ended my former marriage by mutual agreement without bitterness, I do not feel scarred. I am simply ready to get on with the rest of my life. Would you care to dance with me?
I always tell my children, "follow your heart." But to do that, you have to know what your heart tells you. I am now at a place where I am ready to rediscover my heart. And see where it leads me, with care - but spontaneity.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Always on time
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I enjoy it
My Top Interests:
Crafts and Creating
Photography is a substantial dimension of my creative life, as described in my profile.
Family and Friends
My relationship with my children is central to me. They will always be a major part of my life.
Religion and Spirituality
My Buddhist practice sustains and guides me.
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