Myrta: Be My Friend, Hold My Hand, Talk to Me, Listen to Me, Laugh with Me

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Healthy and self-sufficient woman, financially secure homeowner, shy but emotionally passionate, intellectually curious. I'm fond of books, music, animals, the ocean, forests, ballet, movies, long walks.

We all have tragedy in our lives, but mine has been largely stable in adulthood, with one long marriage (to a career infantry officer), four grown children, plus grandchildren, and cats, dogs, and birds throughout the years. (Just one little dog now.) I'm from the Deep South, but I have lived in several US states and in Korea. I do not smoke tobacco, but sometimes enjoy herb which is legal in my state, or alcohol. My hobbies are playing harp and piano, reading (mostly mysteries and nonfiction), and fiber arts. I love to go on long walks at night. On the domestic front, I'm a good cook, a so-so housekeeper, and I leave the yard work to someone else. My cozy house is filled with books, plants, art glass, TVs, Bose stereo, and a 7' grand piano. It's my refuge from the world, but it needs livening up.

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I'm looking for companionship, and hopefully increasing intimacy as our relationship deepens. Talk to me. Get to know me and let me know you.

I'm easy to please unless someone tries to exploit me. I am not necessarily looking for a match. There's no ideal match for anyone, in my experience. If we're fortunate and willing to compromise, we may find someone simpatico and be reasonably happy, but I have never understood the concept of "soul mates." Everyone has their own uniquely attractive qualities, and I enjoy many different types of people. Overall congeniality is a must. The main negatives I guard against are dishonesty, sexism, and a domineering manner. Basic requirements are generic: good sense of humor, mutual respect, gentleness, honesty, reliability, neat appearance (long hair/beard fine) and good hygiene. Since I'm on the quiet side and I'm a nonjudgmental listener, a man who enjoys sharing personal anecdotes sounds very appealing.

Ethnicity

Scots-Irish, English, French

Education

AS Degree in Liberal Arts; Certified Montessori Teacher; CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential

Religion

I'm a liberal, cultural Catholic with aspects of other spiritual traditions, especially of a mystical bent

Occupation

I'm a retired teacher who has taught English overseas and subbed in local school districts. I also have a Montessori teaching certificate, teaching grades K-6 in private schools.

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