I'm a woman, I'm a musician, I'm a pagan, I'm bisexual.
I love life even when it deals me hard times, I love sunshine and blue skies and all that nature stuff. Especially trees.
I love to learn, I want to do new things and develop new skills, I want to bellydance, do t'ai chi kung,learn to draw, continue writing, explore the things I love now I have more space and time available.
I yearn to knit again, my new obsession from March '05, the skills to achieve which have mysteriously absented themselves once more. Yarn is strangely addictive it seems, and making objects from basically two sticks and some string? Magical. And now I've lost the knack, unbelieveable. Luckily I have the basics of crochet to hand still...
I love my friends, I like sexy women (and nearly all women are sexy). I'm devoted, loyal, generous and giving to a fault, but I'm working on being selfish now and again, can't always put the rest of the world first :)
I'm ill, but I want to be well, and if I have to work round the ill parts, I'm not going to be defined by my llness: I'm not taking it for granted that I seem to be getting better, either.
I love my music, my harp and guitars and piano and flute, mandolin, lyre and fiddle. Strings are things I can relate to, and the resonance and vibrations in the wood make me feel good, I'm sure they have healing powers. Spending time with my harp is like communion with the soul or some kind of great spirit, it refreshes and soothes me always but guitars are my obsession, a day without having a guitar in my hands at least once has a strange, empty feel.
Plucked strings expanded to bowed strings in time, and I began a passionate affair with my cello Madeleine in Autumn '06, the challenges of which sent me hurtling pell-mell back to new-found confidence with the fiddle. Nothing soothes and trembles like the deep notes of a cello held in close embrace however.
I'm a geek and I'm smart, I like knowing things and understanding quickly, ranging over a wide vista of topics. I speak German and language is like a puzzle to me, something to pore over and make connections. Reading is a core of who I am, books are friends, tutors and make for a varied social life.
As a child it once occured to me that knowing a foreign language would at once open up whole libraries of new books to explore and cherish - to that end I've picked up my schoolbook French once more and am scampering ahead with surety in a tongue I once dismissed as dull, and when concentration permits am revelling in the challenge of Biblical Hebrew, koine Greek and the pure delight of Latin (with the help of online courses and Harry Potter in translation :) ). Harry Potter in Russian's pretty damn good also.. I also added Mandarin Chinese to the mix, which at least makes Italian seem an easy alternative :)
I'm strong and independent but I need to be held and hugged and be taken care of too. I love people, I love being alone, I want intimate dinners with chat and laughter and long quiet walks by the sea & in the woods. Also rampant fun-filled sex is, um, nifty.
I laugh and smile easily, I cry easily too, I'm easily moved and then easily move on - except for the deep soul-wrenching stuff that can linger and then erupt when I least expect it.
Life is good and I revel in it, even the small things. Especially the smallest things.
finding out what my new life has in store for me having split up with forest after nine rather wonderful years, though it was time for both of us to move on
planning to take the second year of a music theory course with the Open University, course starts in 2011 and I can't wait, its been too long
selling my own designs for cute knitted soft toys, find a weird squishy thing to befriend at Blue's Creatures
working on getting fit, with belly dance, chi kung, poi, yoga, free weights, swingball, and as much walking as my iffy health will permit, anything that's fun and good for me.
enjoying the delights of snake ownership, the royal python Kithra is still going strong and sleeping happily in her tank next to me as I type. Sadly Zebedee the garter snake shuffled off his mortal wiggly coils in August 2010, I still miss his zany antics and his eager gape ("where da mousie?")
________________________ Bio Version 4.0, October 14th 2010