Independent thinker with dry sense of humor, a love for humanity, and a strong sense of family. I admire people who are passionate about life, knowing that their separate interests make them who they are and to embrace them and champion their partner in doing the same. To me, couples are NOT two halves making a whole; but rather a miracle when two wholes can "overlap" to create something bigger, stronger, and more dynamic. This sets the stage for mutual quality time invested in shared passions and interests, as two individuals derriving pleasure from the same thing, but from their own individual perspective. This allows a partnership to remain a living, growing, expanding entity; and a never ending flow of interesting, invested, passionate discussion and conversation in this journey called LIFE. I'm passionate about live theater and the arts in general, and their ability to help us transcend the ordinary and rise above the mundane to see the bigger picture; accept our imperfections as humans, and then learn to turn adversity into one of our finest teachers. To thus find the good that lies in everything; the truth that is relevant. And to not live in regret; or dwell too long on bad moments; but to make happiness a conscious CHOICE no matter what the circumstances; no matter how dire. To live with reality as the final arbiter; but to find joy in how we accept it and utilize it with gratitude, grace, civility, and love.