As brevity can, indeed, be the soul of wit - to paraphrase the Bard - I shall attempt to keep this short. I am a passionate and intelligent woman. I love being a teacher and am strongly devoted to my work. My family and close friends own my heart, but I have a lot of heart left to give to a good, honest, and intelligent man. I love words, books, and film, and while I am an excellent talker, I am an even better listener. I am funny and silly and thoughtful and generous and literate and I should be ashamed of myself for this run-on sentence. I am wonderful in a relationship because I love and trust with all my heart. I am confident that the right pair of kind eyes will read this and get me. And yes, I still do believe in romance.