I am a chessboard of many pieces: many moods, many interests, many stories. I cuddle with cats for a living, help with the disabled for service, expand my knowledge for growth, solve logic problems for fun. I am a logician in my mind, an artist in my soul. I value quiet times for 2 and relish fun times in groups. I love singing, laughing and learning, especially around the Shabbat table: Judaism is a key part of my life. I make time for myself: poetry sings in me; nature draws peaceful pictures; books read me their worlds. I believe in creating value and meaning in one's life; for me this means setting aside time for family, friends, religion, helping others -- people and animals. These are my ways of finding meaning in my life; I also believe that each person can find their own and that is perfectly valid. I respect other ways of life.