one of the things i loved about my grandfather was the authenticity with which he'd say good morning.
never sounded rote.
that's pretty cool.
seems to me a special thing to enjoy the moment, to be fully present to another person and to yourself.
i strive to live that way as best i can...
i consider myself a nice guy, with a strong intellect and a decent sense of humor.
I'm looking to build a special, fun, amazing relationship.
like many of you, i am equally comfortable splitting wood in jeans and a flannel as i am attending a swanky opening in a little black dress and heels.
that's what i mean by a decent sense of humor.
i value and have deep relationships with friends but don't come by them very easily or often.
among the simple things i enjoy...small dinner gatherings, the stillness of dawn and dusk, grocery shopping and preparing a meal for others, the joy of dogs, a weekend road trip, farmers markets, random art, the first cup of coffee, time with family, a good workout, google sketch-up, op-eds.
i'd be excited to share those things with someone.
but not only the simple things.
big adventures. grand ideas. bold plans. amazing trips.
i love to learn, question and wonder. in spite of my occasional sarcasm i'm attracted to genuine kindness.
though i rarely watch them, sappy movies, extreme makeover home edition and biggest loser can get me.
being active is important – running, biking, hiking - and being outdoors.
i've spent a good amount of time overseas and still enjoy traveling, both in the states and abroad.
yet i have admiration for small towns, strong roots and community.
about the you of my imagination...you are kind. comfortable with yourself. you can make others laugh and chuckle at yourself. you're curious. you have an adventurous spirit and want to explore. you're generally optimistic and give others the benefit of the doubt. you've got a sharp mind. you know who you are and yet you're open to who you can become.
we feel real, mutual, gut-felt attraction toward each other.
what do you reckon...?