To tell you all about me would take more space than I have here and more time than either of us may have at the moment, so I’ll try to “sum up” who I am and what I’m about. I’ll thank you in advance if you take the time to read this and wish you well if you don’t. Either way, I hope you find whatever it is in this life that you’re looking for and thanks for the interest.
I’ve literally seen the earth from the harness of a hang-glider, thousands of feet above it, and from the depths of caves, hundreds of feet below it and I’m here to tell you…the world is a huge, ever-changing and interesting place! I love this planet and have the deepest respect for it – so do your part to help save it, eh?
I’m a philosopher with a poet’s soul. My writing is one of the things in this life which has always sustained me, no matter what. I also draw and work with textiles and clay. In short, I create. Whether it’s aesthetically good or bad is a matter of opinion, but nevertheless, it’s something I am compelled to do.
I watch the stars and tend to think a lot…some would say “too much” but I try not to listen to those people. 😉 In case you couldn’t tell by my page, I LOVE dragons, but I’m very particular about the ones which go into my collection. I apply that same philosophy to the people I allow into my life: which is to say, I’m picky.
I’m a Hopeful Romantic, because I would much rather be Hopeful than Hopeless. I follow my heart and my dreams and never give up. Life and Love aren’t easy, but all we ever have is one day at a time. No one knows the future…and if you give up today, you might just miss the best part of your life tomorrow! Don’t you wanna know how it turns out? I do!
I’m not a materialistic person, because I’ve learned that it’s not the “things” in life which really count, but the people you connect with, whose lives you touch or who touch yours. I don’t take anyone or anything for granted because I know from experience that it can all disappear in the blink of a cosmic eye. People and animals are so much more important (and interesting!) to me than any kind of material possessions.
There is a vast difference between “living” and “existing”. I can be intense at times, but I won’t apologize for it. You either like and accept me as I am or you don’t. If and when I change, it’s for me, not for anyone else. Passion tends to breed intensity, and there are many things in life which I’m passionate about. That’s one of the ways I know I’m “living” and not just “existing”.
Our emotions and thoughts make up our personalities, but it’s our actions and the choices we make which TRULY define us. I try hard to have the courage of my convictions and match my actions with my words. I don’t always succeed, but hey, I try. I’m human. I make mistakes. But I’m genuine ~ honest to a fault with no hidden agendas: what you see is what you get.
The great thing about life is…you can “Start Over” every, single day…if that’s what you CHOOSE. Because it is a choice – One of my favorite lines in a movie, ever, is: “You either get busy living, or get busy dying.” Which one are you doing?
Actions ALWAYS speak louder than words. It’s what we DO in life that counts, in the end. Today might be the last day of your life and you’d never know it, so you might as well make it count. Why are YOU here?
20 THINGS I THINK ARE GOOD TO REMEMBER:
1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
4. When you say, “I love you,” MEAN it.
5. When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
7. Believe in love at first sight.
8. Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
11. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
12. Talk slowly but think quickly.
13. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”
14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
15. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
16. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
17. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
18. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
19. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
20. Spend some time alone.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF MOTHER EARTH:
I. Thou shalt love and honour the Earth for it blesses thy life and governs thy survival.
II. Thou shalt keep each day sacred to the Earth and celebrate the turning of its seasons.
III. Thou shalt not hold thyself above other living things nor drive them to extinction.
IV. Thou shalt give thanks for thy food, for the creatures and plants that nourish thee.
V. Thou shalt educate thy offspring for multitudes of people are a blessing unto the Earth when we live in harmony.
VI. Thou shall not kill, nor waste Earth’s riches upon weapons of war.
VII. Thou shalt not pursue profit at the Earth’s expense but strive to restore its damaged majesty.
VIII. Thou shalt not hide from thyself or others the consequences of thy actions upon the Earth.
IX. Thou shalt not steal from future generations by impoverishing or poisoning the Earth.
X. Thou shalt consume material goods in moderation so all may share the Earth’s bounty.
Who I’d Like to Meet:
I have acquaintances from all walks of life because I think everyone has something to contribute to this world and our experience of it. You might just learn something, or perhaps you’ll be the teacher?
That being said, I’ll also add that I tend to agree with the idea that we are somewhat defined by the company we keep. I have a lot of acquaintances, but not many “Friends”. Like I said in the “About Me” section…I’m picky. But I try to stay open-minded and usually give people the benefit of the doubt. I love to make people smile and if I can brighten someone else’s day, then I’m all about that. I hope you choose to be happy and live life to the fullest today. Thanks for reading. 🙂
Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, Computers, Fishing, Hiking, Nature, Animals, Dragons, Writing, Reading, Drawing, Fractals, Astrology, Astronomy, Dreaming, Laughing, Loving, Sharing, Helping others, Random Acts of Kindness, Making a difference in this world and for the planet, Things that can’t be explained (mystical or supernatural phenomenons), Light, Dark, The Infinite Shades of Grey, Paradoxes, Paradigms, etc.
UNLESS it’s Country, Most Rap or Hip-Hop, I probably listen to some form of it. Among my favorites are: Sting, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Dream Theatre, Rush, The Police, “old school” Heavy Metal (think Metallica BEFORE the Black Album), Ozzy, Faith No More, Pantera, Anthrax, Gravity Kills, Suicidal Tendencies, Suzanne Vega, Allanis Morrisette, Jamiriquoi, Electrasy, Garbage, Splashdown, Greig, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Charlie Parker, Boz Scaggs, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Lords of Acid, Rob Zombie, some Techno, some Jazz, some Trance, some Ambient, some House/Dance, some Soundtracks, etc. etc. ad nauseum…
Anime: Record of Lodoss Wars, Princess Mononoke, Akira, A Scanner Darkly, “X” the series, Titan A.E., Vampire Hunter ‘D” (both), etc.
Fantasy: LOTR Trilogy, LadyHawke, The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Willow, Reign of Fire, Harry Potter (all of them), Dungeons and Dragons, DragonHeart, Krull, Bladerunner, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Prince of Egypt, Eragon, How to Train Your Dragon, etc.
Sci-Fi/Horror: Star Wars (the original trilogy), Alien (most of them), Predator (all of them), The Fifth Element, Enemy Mine, The Thing, Starman, The Matrix (all of them), Nightbreed, The Butterfly Effect 1 & 2, Jacob’s Ladder, Stir of Echoes, Flatliners, The Lost Boys, Thirteen Ghosts, Seven, The Mothman Prophecies, etc.
Drama: The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poet’s Society, The Fisher King, Braveheart, American History X, Cadence, Man Without a Face, Adaptation, Pay it Forward, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fly Away Home, Edward Scissorhands, Chocolat, The Crow, etc.
Comedy: What About Bob?, Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, Christmas Vacation, Beetlejuice, Benny & Joon, etc.
Foreign: The 7 Samurai, Rashomon, Amelie, Life is Beautiful, Pan’s Labyrinth, etc.
Disney/Pixar: Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Toy Story, Shrek (all of them), Over the Hedge, Ice Age (all), The Black Cauldron, Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, Atlantis, etc.
Other Stuff: What the Bleep Do We Know, Mindwalk, Waking Life, Baraka, Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Walking With Dinosaurs, etc.
I really don’t watch much T.V. anymore, but when I did, I liked Smallville, Farscape, Frasier, House, NCIS, X-Files (before they lost Duchovny), Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead and anything informational (i.e. National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, History Channel, etc.)…
R.A. Salvatore, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Stephen King, Ursula K. LeGuin, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S.Lewis, George R.R. Martin, Diana Gabaldon, Madeline L’Engle, Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, Paul Ferrino, Laurell K. Hamilton, Lao Tsu, Jonathan Franzen, Edgar Allen Poe, Lewis Carroll, Various Poetry, Calvin and Hobbes, etc. I’m also a fan of Marvel & Dark Horse comics and McFarlane rocks, too!
My family, friends and anyone who really makes a DIFFERENCE in this world; free thinkers, creative individuals and all those who give of themselves freely to make the world a better place.