I want to focus on what I want and what I’m looking for, but will start with a preface that it doesn’t mean that it’s not in my current relationship. We are just new… Eight-days shy of 7-months and both equally independent and busy. I’d rather reflect on I want and as everyone seems to say these days, “Put it out into the universe,” which I think comes from that somewhat Eastern movement on the law of attraction and what one is interested in for focus. So, at least for today, I will blog about what I value.
- That’s stupid. Be what you want. You’ll attract people who you want to spend time with, and don’t count dates. There could be shitty dates and exciting dates. I’m glad that I’ve not seen or heard from the CEO in YEARS. Who cares that I spent 7-months exclusively dating her? Shame on me for trying to force a long-term relationship with someone so mean.
I love being outside and feeling the sun on my skin. I love the way that water sounds when it is unsettled either from the tide or when it is disturbed by a motor and laps against an embankment. I also like the noise water makes when it is rushing when the table in a river is up. Being on top of a mountain and feeling the wind cover your body while you look literally at the world makes you feel small and like you don’t really have a single problem. When you come down and laugh full of natural endocannabinoids from your summit and have a burger and a beer, you have never felt so happy. Snowshoeing up to a glacier lake and working your legs give me a whole feeling too, and again, I love afterward to share a meal with someone who I love and can laugh with about anything.
- Yep, those things are still very, very good. I have gaiters now too and know how to self-arrest with an ice axe, so I should bundle up and go soon. Not solo though. That’s stupid. Love is expansive. I love lots of people.
I love to cook when I come home, and if my day has been awful, I also open a beer and drink while I prepare a meal. I love to throw dinner parties and hear my friends laughing in my kitchen and enjoy pieces of their conversations. Music is my soundtrack and I break out into song with good friends or make references to song lyrics all the time. I want to get back into practicing guitar and can’t wait until my son picks up an instrument! He is dancing now, and although I can’t, I love to watch him dance because his energy takes on a life of its own and he is expressing himself. In a woman, I find dancing sensual and appealing because you can see things in her that you didn’t see before, and I love novelty.
- Still love to cook. Don’t have the need for a large dinner party, but my birthday party when I turned 48 was fun with my neighbors, my old work husband and his wife and my son. I do need to practice guitar. Teenagers don’t do anything. At least he is dating a cheerleader now, so maybe he’ll dance again. Been thinking about taking some dance lessons, actually. I may do that because the cross country ski classes are all full this fall and winter!
Adventure is critical for me, and it can be simple adventures like the good memory that I have holding hands crunching through the snow and then naked hot tubing under the stars–it’s like a pleasant surprise to have romantic things like that unfold and is the ultimate expression of one’s chemistry with another person. I love to travel and see new places. I love meals that are well prepared and looking at art. It would be really cool to see a new city and rent a bike and race around on it to discover tons of it quickly and then be able go back on foot holding a woman’s hand and feel the air on our faces while we look over the scenery that we took in quickly and now want to take in more fully, and at a slower rate. It could be a preview from the bike with a return on foot because walking and hiking are some things that I also value.
- I can add to that walking on the beach and getting frisky. That was fun too. I went all over Mount Desert Island in June on a rented bike and it was phenomenal. Gonna do that next June around the whole rim at Crater Lake, and I want to solo camp on Wizard Island.
I taught myself how to ride a bike when I was eight, and I still feel youthful when I ride my pos Mt Bike down the street, trails or on a singletrack. I can race it as hard as I want or just glide down hills. I love the wind rushing on my face and going for hours. I feel strong and alive when I watch the clouds and the afternoon wane on while I’m on my bike.
- I bike to work everyday except for Mondays. I have to drive on Mondays. I have a police bike now and a road bike. I donated that POS. I LOVE cycling.
Quality of light is important for me too. The moon casts a beautiful sheen across lakes, and the angle of the sun on a woman’s face at different times of day shows her beauty outdoors. Seems that I value being outside, using my body, cooking and eating, and connecting and laughing–all of these things are made better if you share them with a beautiful woman. I think that I do attract these things, so I must be lucky.
- Still have fortuitous circumstances unfold in the dark. The climber held me on a climber under moonlight when I told her that my ex-partner is either dying or waiting for a transplant and that my son and I will have to motor to NC at some point because of that.
When I think of my son, I value that he is thriving, feeling well, and learning a lot. Love of nature, being well and whole, and learning as much as he can from mentors should be his focus until he is ready to leave our house. When one is balanced, he can give unto others, which is probably the only “Christian” value that makes sense to me. In addition to being glad that he is enjoying sports, getting excellent grades in music, I am most grateful that he is regarded as the most kind and appreciative of diversity by his current teacher. I hope that if I am lucky enough to add children to our family with a partner, that this virtual child is able to feel well, be outside, learn and truly share.
- I don’t want any more children. I hope that my son will be ok when he’s 25. I drug test him weekly–it was hot today–and he gets a flip phone going as soon as the GPS that he has to carry that I’ll be subscribing to as a service is here and working. Children are an active or psychic burden until they have a working brain.
I’m thinking that these desires and wants are what I value most, and my partner could make it more powerful. When I imagine this partner, I am outside with her and we are having one night away. It wouldn’t have to occur much, but I would value it when it did. She and I could maybe have a meal on a deck near Clear Creek in Buena Vista and have to sit very close together so that we would be able to hear each other and then we could hold hands while the sun sets. She’d make me laugh a lot and I would be taken in completely by her eyes. We could leave the doors to the deck open so when we made love you could hear that deafening roar of the water in the bg. That kind of connection while in nature is important to me and my meaning, as is going back to our kids and enjoying them after we had a night away like this one, because I think that meaning too, comes from raising a family together and meeting the challenges of parenting together as a concerted team.
- I don’t want a partner. I don’t want financial entanglements. I am a complete sucker for green, hazel and blue eyes. I love to laugh and will look forward to some fun sex when the time is right. I don’t want to raise my son with anyone. I want him to stabilize and get his act together. My parents were not a concerted team, and I can’t think of an example of that with any of my friends. I’m lucky that mine will be out of the house in July of 2024. Then I can re-read this entry and see what’s shifted. Love of parts of Colorado will never shift.