The qualities I love in people are warmth, sense of humor, thoughtfulness, perceptiveness and creativity. I'm a good listener and question-asker, and tend to be attracted to the same. I flee from cigarette smoke. I think that committed relationships should be a generosity competition. I get weepy when I read certain poems by Mary Oliver. I always wanted a dog as a kid, but didn't get one, which was probably character-building. I'm a huge fan of my friends and family and am blessed in that way. You'll likely run into me walking in the Medford Fells, Forest Hills Cemetery, the Arboretum, or any other place where you can pretend in the city that you're in the country.