I am at once a woman, a child, a dreamer, an explorer, a creator, a sinner, a saint.
A dreamer, I am ever chasing gentle summer breezes, blazing sunsets, beautiful land- and star-scape, contemplating myself, Life, the Universe, everything... Like Life, I have my up's and down's. I like to think I approach life with a smile in my heart, however I understand that sometimes life brings heartaches too, and yet I also know that we grow onwards and upwards on Life's uphill's, not the downhill's.
I am inspired by Nature, Her breath renews my soul; be it bush, desert, mountain, river, lake or ocean, I am in awe of Her grace.
I love activities in which I can actively participate, and count mountain biking, yoga and (when I get the chance to escape the jozi city life) scuba diving as some of my favourites. I also value the introspection, calm and serenity that I get from meditation.
I love beautiful places and spaces, be it a listening to the gurgling of a small stream of rippling water in the Drakensburg, some summertime contemplation at the Trevi fountains or exploring the rock islands of Palau, however I also understand that life's true treasures include the simple things like sunny skies, sunflowers, true friends and meaningful exchanges and experiences.
I am also fascinated by this ocean of pure vibrant consciousness we call the world and have an innate curiosity to seek answers.
Art and science are the most noble of arts and I am in wonder of the wisdom of the ages, evidenced in all the applications of these fine areas of knowledge, which we call the world around us. I like to think I am a scholar of Life.
Ever seeking knowledge, wisdom and profound connections, I relish deep and meaningful conversation, but at times I am quiet, alone with my thoughts and that is okay too.
I desire to live with depth, intimacy and passion every day ...with myself and the world around me. Because perhaps by each moment I live in this way, I can give something back to That which sustains my life and indeed all other life.
About Her Ideal Match
Like Shrek so well stated, you are like an onion and have many layers to your self.
You enjoy an active lifestyle and you understand what it means to embrace and love this amazing instrument we call the body.
At times, you have your head in the clouds, but your feet are always firmly on the ground.
You respect yourself, your body, your friends and loved ones, people in general and the world around you and you desire to live with integrity, humility and commitment every day.
You are kind and generous, thoughtful and compassionate. You know that what you put out there will be returned to you tenfold. You are true to yourself, you tell the truth ... always and you speak from your heart. You understand old-fashioned values and others regard you as a gentleman.
You have fears, but will nevertheless take the necessary risks in order to experience both the beauty and sorrow of being fully alive, yet at the same time understand that your actions have consequences.
A scholar of Life, you are intelligent, have an engaging sense of humour and enjoy deep, philosophical conversation, but at the same time, can light-heartedly debate the most frivolous of topics. You value knowledge, but more than that, you seek wisdom.
A little bit of baggage is acceptable; perhaps something that the airlines would regard as "carry-on", however should your past issues require warehousing facilities, please find your peace first before you venture this way.
You have felt sorrow and confusion, but also embraced joy and ecstasy, and can acknowledge that the sum total of your experiences have made you who you are today, and that is okay.
You can be present with yourself and be at peace.
You know that although life is simple, it is not always easy. There is inspiration, joy, pain, beauty, fear, grief, despair, ecstasy, sorrow, insight, courage, peace, excitement, longing, desire, shadow and light. And when Life asks you to experience these deeply and fully, you don't say yes, you just take Her hand and dance...