I've lived in Jerusalem, climbed the Great Wall of China and traveled the world to perform and teach music. Life is good, maybe it could be even better shared with the right person. A creative, playful, fun-loving and passionate soul who thrives on music and smiles, I'm known as a gentle, sincere, giving, softly-spoken type, blessed with talent and intellect. I am family oriented, and enjoy humor, camping, hiking, swimming, weightlifting (deadlift PR: 455), vegetarian cooking, photography, reading, meditation, yoga and good company. Formerly a member of some well-known symphony orchestras, I now enjoy teaching. I find it gratifying that small children and animals are my biggest fans, along with some adult humans who are really smart, open minded and big hearted. If you're like that, I'd love to hear from you! Hera's Roman incarnation can arrange that. I'm a vegetarian (ethical/eco-kashrut ), and despite having attended business school, I embrace the conserver lifestyle, striving to minimize material consumption and maximize quality of life: spiritual, artistic and intellectual wealth. Fashions, trends, status symbols and such make no sense to me. I prefer eternal truths and meritorious pursuits. I'm a 14th great grandson of Rabbi Judah Loew, the Maharal of Prague, a descendant of King David. I thought I had a lot to live up to even before I learned about that -) In the interest of full disclosure I should state upfront that I've been living with an autoimmune disorder since childhood... I'm working on it with my physician, Sigourney Schtalfen, acupuncturist Pierce Maiskin, Pain Specialist O. Howitt Hertz, physical therapists Neal Down and Ben Dover, nutritionists Les Eaton and Luz Waite, psychologist Lou Niebin and grief counselor Poormi Obuhu. Can you tell I like to play with words? I won't be able to run marathons with you but can be an excellent companion otherwise.