To begin with, I would really love to love and be loved again, in the context of relationship.
I'm an unabashed flaming progressive liberal, working at the local level to cause change through political participation, including aspirations of serving the community as an elected official (when I "retire".
I'm deeply concerned about the disregard of our environment and constitution and our general state of affairs, especially since the take over. There seems to be a blindness about what has occurred politically, and I worry about where we headed. I don't remember a time when so many critical "institutions" were threatened: from civil rights and creeping fascism to the environment and life on earth, war, education, the economy, healthcare, social security, honest voting. I'm overwhelmed by the ignorance in this country, and how the media is being used to control us with lies and fear.
I find it difficult to balance what I see, and the need to fight it, with living a quiet, kind, productive life in such a beautiful world.
I have very diverse interests and enjoy intellectual pursuits, conversation, metaphysics, personal growth. Quiet pleasures (reading, movies, cooking/eating, music) please me more than partying. Independent business woman, artist, I need diversity to thrive. I'm very serious... and very playful, too. Laughter is nourishing.
At times, I'm plagued by workaholic tendencies. (The attached photos show some of my work.) I love the outdoors, nature and creative projects. I like to be productive and am pretty flexible. Life always has something new to offer.
One of my most important goals is "to be OK anyway," that is to not let my well being and happiness be dependent on external circumstances or individuals. I am spiritually and metaphysically inclined, believing our most important work is within. Yet, a companion would a welcome enhancement to my life.
6/08 Action is better than anger! And hope is replacing despair again.