TODAY: Content. My garden is filling out, an invitation to neighbors of all species. I'm back to hiking with gusto: nearly 9 miles yesterday. My community has ballooned exponentially with my son's engagement. Her family happily calls me their in-law. Inclusion is a wonderful thing. Volunteering for the Slotkin democratic campaign to oust Mike Bishop in Michigan. And, BELIEVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY in my decision to have my son circumcised.
2017: AUTObiography: my 50s feel like my time of 2nd chances! Early on I was sensitized to the fragility of others: my parents were political, artistic, argumentative, emotional, immature, first-generation American. As a young adult, I was immersed in my own fragility. Becoming a mom gave my life purpose and connection. But life itself was riddled with crises.
I'm 53 and my life has settled down. It's surprisingly lovely and I'm celebrating every minute. The family I've created is loving.
I value discussion and introspection. Would like to be with a man who is aware of the world in a compassionate way, not solely intellectual but not bleeding heart either, a man who's equally self-aware and actively engaged in his own journey.
I am an Advocate and caregiver by nature and also by occupation but buried deep is a writer, drawer, lover of the arts. I do yoga, enjoy music, like being up to see the sunrise.
Today I'm adding this to my profile, an answer I just posted: 'I am spiritual but not religious. Confidently and comfortably so. Religious means belonging to an established religious order. I do not. Spiritual means feeling a connectedness with...the Universe (or whatever you want to call it).'