I care deeply and passionately about things in life that are important to me: my family, my work, the earth and all its creatures, the welfare of other people, especially children, and my treasured friends. I lead a full life, but would like to share it with a man who wants to engage in a long-term, loving and mutually respectful relationship. I love to laugh and humor is as valuable to me as ethics are: how else could a person survive in this challenging world? I am a reflective and creative thinker, but I also love to dance and play music for fun. The arts are central to my life (as well as being my line of work). Since I am an independent person, I value the kind of relationship in which both partners bring what they have to it and then discover what new things they can build for themselves in their life together.