Life isn't a dress rehearsal so, following a decades long marriage, I'm looking for a leading man who will become my best friend, confidant and more...... Hopefully, our production will have a very long run during which we'll bring out the best in each other. We'll share top billing and more. While I enjoy a play on word, I'm not a "player" and seek to build a committed meaningful relationship. Sincere, out-going, upbeat, straightforward and energetic are some of my descriptors. Perhaps the nicest compliment I've received was being told that I have integrity. I'm not very brave but feel compelled to stand up for my convictions. While enjoying the finer things in life, I'm fully aware that the finest are close family and friends, good health/fitness and a loving relationship. I've been blessed with the first two, and hopeful of finding the third. Traditions/ traditional values, including strong family ties and compassion for the less fortunate, are important to me. I'd love to share family and friends. I'm romantic, affectionate, sentimental and willing to think "we" instead of "me". I sometimes cry at poignant movies but rarely over spilled milk, and I'm slow to cry uncle. Friends tell me that I'm stylish and polished but not pretentious. I enjoy dressing well but don't need designer logos to impress others or validate my self-worth. I can't retell a joke for beans, but friends seem to enjoy my one-liners. Finding humor in situations is a strength. Sharing a belly laugh feels terrific.
My pleasures large and small include the performing,visual, and literary arts (especially theater, indies and concerts), museums, long walks, engaging conversation, NYC, holiday dinners, the NY Times, antiquing, history, snow covered trees, travel, dancing, and surprises. Music moves me. It can be more eloquent than speech and has the power to change my mood, enhance my emotions and transport me back in time. I'm a "people person" but prefer small get-togethers to large parties where meaningful conversation is limited. My work as a special educator was challenging and fulfilling but ,as a new retiree, I'm enjoying the next chapter in my life, There are so many options to explore! I thrive on challenges, so while the familiar is comfortable, I enjoy spontaneity and learning/trying new things.The twists and turns of history and life fascinate me. We never know what's around the corner. Maybe it's you.