One's character (persona) is psychological clothing - thoughts and feelings, along with their body and its physical sensations. One often sees and is attracted to the alluring attributes in another's persona but one's essence is more than their character. My real being, what I AM -Is a SOUL, a spark of the creator. I invite you to seek the soul; for it is through the soul we cleave to become one. (Gen. 2:24)Quick facts: Empty Nester; three great kids - two married daughters in the local area (two granddaughters-1 each), one married son serving with the US Navy. My diverse background includes teaching, counseling and a variety of military career accomplishments. My Persona: Foremost are values I consider essential in my relationships; Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Commitment and most of all, Love. Attributes: Intelligent, educated, empathetic and supportive. Accomplished, but by no means complete; capable on my own but desirous of meeting life's challenges and reaping its rewards in synergistic partnership with a genuine soul mate, my twin flame. I enjoy Sunrises, Sunsets, the sound of crashing surf, cool breezes, mountains, beaches, lakes, babbling brooks; long walks in nature, driving, diving, skiing, home projects and the company of my dogs; intellectual challenges, learning, teaching, sharing, caring, good movies, a good book, good conversation; good food, a fine wine, a great liquor, classical music, jazz, oldies, hot tubs, saunas, massages, candlelight dinning, the mystery and warmth of a wood fire; the synergy of intimate sharing, a tender touch, warm glance, unspoken words of love; and the sound of silence. In my Ideal Mate: I am seeking one very special individual able and willing to cleave and become one. A helper, supporter, partner - an excellent wife (Proverbs 31:10-31). One of exceptional worth - kind, generous, respectful and wise, an individual who values honest communication shared in love. Intelligent, capable, able to preserve her individual sense of identity while wholeheartedly contributing the unending effort needed to build a solid relationship toward a dynamic synergy. Comfortable everywhere, at ease dressing up or dressing down in Formal wear, Jeans, or Nothing at All. A compassionate, affectionate, passionate and sensual being comfortable both giving and receiving. That One Special Someone, ready to share anything and everything as we explore what life together has to offer us, individually and as partners. Please provide contact information if interested. Care to explore the possibilities?