I love that quote from “A Tale of Two Cities”. It reminds me of the difficulties that must be overcome as two people try to know one another as well as the challenge that will always remain.
If you will indulge me I have one more selection to show you:
The Soul selects her own Society --
Then -- shuts the Door --
To her divine Majority --
Present no more --
Unmoved -- she notes the Chariots -- pausing --
At her low Gate --
Unmoved -- an Emperor be kneeling
Upon her Mat --
I've known her -- from an ample nation --
Choose One --
Then -- close the Valves of her attention --
Like Stone –
Reflecting on the poem I think how difficult it must be to find that one person whom after meeting him or her no one else need apply.
I chose these selections for two reasons. First, they are beautiful quotes regarding the relation that exists between an individual and the larger world of people. Second, I think they also offer an insight into the kind of person I am and maybe also the kind of person I would be interested in. They show my appreciation for the power of words to express feelings and ideas and my introspective nature. I think I would get along very well with someone who has an appreciation for such things.
I have come here hoping to find someone that can be the One that Miss Dickinson was writing about. To that end please allow me to tell you something about myself.
I can be quite reserved and may not open up until I am comfortable. When I do open up however you will find that I am intelligent (and humble) and sensitive.
I love books. My interests here can be quite varied. I am trying to collect and read the classics of world literature. Perhaps foolishly, I think I might become wiser through reading them. My favorite authors include William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Fyodor Dostoevsky. I also like poetry. One of my favorite poets is Byron but I like many more. I enjoy the power of language that they exhibit. I have even been inspired to try my hand at it myself. I also like reference and coffee table books and I say only half jokingly that my goal is to collect as many of these as possible.
I like movies. All kinds. I have a modest DVD collection. My tastes run the gamut from "Austin Powers" to the "Shawshank Redemption" and everything in between. There really is something magical about the way a good movie can make you feel.
My taste in music is quite eclectic as well. I like classical music (Tchaikovsky is a favorite) and pop music, easy listening and rock. Like movies, good music can really take you places emotionally.
I work in the field of web development. This is a new field for me but I am excited about the potential for having a good career.
I hope that this little bit of information sparks an interest and that you do contact me. Who knows what this could lead to? My ideal match is sensitive, sweet, smart, funny and beautiful (to me). A tall order I suppose? Maybe, but what really matters is that the qualities she does have, when put together, appeals to me. Not very specific, I know but this isn't an exact science.