53, Fayetteville, NY
Hello! This introduction is long, but that reflects that I am serious about letting you know who I am. I am a friendly, cheerful, and intelligent woman. I am an artist, primarily a painter, but enjoy all kinds of creative pursuits. For my day job, I work in a science library.
I like being out in nature, gardening, reading, walking in the woods, and being near the ocean when I get the chance. I have taken classes in mindful meditation, and am working to develop a more regular practice. (...in a non-judgmental way,,,) By the way, I don't think meditation conflicts with prayer, which is also important to me. I love laughing, quiet time, children, and learning new things. I am interested in politics, science, and other cultures. I am vegetarian, but not militant about it. (No, I won't give you the eyeball if you are eating a hamburger...) I have a graduate-level education.
I participate in my parish in a number of ways including lectoring and singing in the choir. (Alto, not a "solo" voice for sure, but I make myself fit in...) Walking into a library is like Christmas every time for me. I enjoy little but amazing things like seeing the first crocuses in the spring and hearing birds outside my window. I would rather be at a "paper-plates and finger food"- type party with five or ten good friends then at a big fancy ballroom with hundreds of folks. I do some quilting and sewing. I really like going to art museums and to other cultural events. I do not drink or do drugs.
My faith is the most important thing in my life, and although I am not perfect, I keep picking myself up and walking forward. I'm concerned about climate change, the disassociation of modern society from the natural world, and the anti-science undercurrent in our country. I believe that God created the world AND in evolution! I LOVE to dance!
What else? Well, I am old enough to really know that life is short, and yet young enough to get out there and do something fun and adventurous... I am definitely not into drama. I value honesty and integrity, and would expect my partner to share that mindset. I am a "good Catholic" but am open to seeing the spiritual truth that can be evident in other traditions. I think that just being present and being kind is one of the hardest and yet most important ways we can help each other as fellow humans.