Favorite quote: "I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief." (Gerry Spence)
Although I am not Jewish, I have been married twice (widowed 2 years) to Jewish men, and feel that I've been immersed in Jewish culture for the better part of the past 50 years. I consider myself spiritual but not religious. I still work and love what I do, feel and have been told that I am "youthful" for my age. My husband passed away 2 years ago after a very rewarding 27 years of marriage. I have two adult daughters (brilliant and beautiful, of course) from my first marriage which ended in divorce after 18 years, and 6 grandchildren. I have lived in Italy for a total of 12 years (was raised in Rome, went back with my youngest daughter for a year after my divorce, as well as a number of times for weeks or months since), have been a pianist and teacher for many years (still play - mostly Bach and Chopin to keep up my chops), was professionally involved in photography (assisted at Ansel Adams Yosemite workshops in 1978 and 1979 - taught and exhibited in the '80s) before doing what I do now, which is psychotherapy. I have a private practice in San Francisco.
I am open to meeting someone who is fun, funny, kind, likes music and art, loves dogs (I have a Bichon I'm devoted to and who comes to work with me), has been married so knows that it's not always hearts and flowers (but wouldn't expect me to be a traditional housewife-y kind of partner) and preferably has had children so he can understand my devotion for mine. Someone who has generosity of spirit, is politically liberal (as my late husband's nephew said: "The last time anyone in our family voted Republican, it was for Lincoln."), and is confident and affectionate.