Steven Harrison , 44,
Male seeking Female,
More About MeI once read a quote that had a truly profound effect on me. I'm going to write it poorly, but it goes something like this; "The truest things in life cannot be expressed. The next truest things are misunderstood. Everything else is what we talk about." This kind of sums it all up for me; on the surface I'm lighthearted, playful, silly, goofy, but deep down I have a soul that actually longs to prove the above quote untrue; to express to someone that which can't be expressed and to not be misunderstood in the process. I don't require seriousness, or manufactured intensity, or anything comparable to those things. I'm a realistic romantic looking for intimacy; a connection with the right person that is open, trusting, respectful and tender. I love playing the fool and I'm very much a Peter Pan at heart, but deep down I'm really longing for a profound connection. Tenderness, honesty, trust, passion, real fondness, actual listening (all the stuff nobody tells you how hard it is to find as you get older). I just want to laugh at the darkness and enjoy the light the best that I can, but do it with someone I can really be myself with; that's when life feels really wonderful. Little things; life is short and we should grab hold of the little joys where we can find them. And I am just too dang tired to fake it, you know?
Hobbies / Interests / ActivitiesLaughing, writing, more writing, seeing movies (all kinds), meditating, bike riding, reading, coffee or drinks with friends, feeling like I should be writing more (I believe I've elevated this last one to a legitimate hobby.)
Political AffiliationI just don't understand politics anymore; to me it's madness.
Favorite MusicI'm afraid I'm THAT music guy- too many to even begin to mention- but lately; Justin Townes Earle, James Vincent McMurrow, Boy & Bear, Foster the People, Rufus, Digits. All-time?; Bon Iver, The Smiths, The Hidden Cameras, John Martyn, Bowie, etc.
Favorite TV ShowsSix Feet Under, Arrested Development. (No others come close!!) I really like Modern Family, though.
Favorite MoviesCity of God, Three Days of the Condor, Brain Candy.
Favorite BooksThe Psychology of Awakening, by Stephen Batchelor
Favorite QuotesOscar Wilde on his deathbed; "Either these curtains or I will have to go."
Where You Were RaisedSacramento, California
Others NoticeI'm told my eyes. I get told I have nice eyes! (Why, oh why, must I write this down??!)
Skills/TalentsUnintentional hilarity? Does that count?
Favorite FoodTaco truck, taco truck, taco truck, REALLY GOOD sushi.
Favorite PlacesAny place new I get excited about; doesn't have to be the other side of the world.
Subjects You Think AboutI think constantly about; 1) Mexican food, 2) the humorous absurdity of existence, 3) pretty colors or shapes floating through my head/nothing whatsoever, or 3) evidence for or against the existence of God.
Life GoalsTo leave this planet having contributed something substantial in the area of us not all hurting each other.
SecretAll my best secrets are worth holding onto for a bit longer..