Hello to all from Sunny california. (Just because I live here does not mean I won't relocate because I MOST CERTAINLY WILL for the right person.) Do You like sunsets,slow walks, window shopping, the arts, good food, good friends and most of all ...the sound of the one you love laughing...then we really need to talk. I am self employed and have been for the past 9 years. Single now for 14 years, I find myself searching for some one to grow old with as none of us want to do it alone. A sense of humor is very important to me. As an avid reader my tastes run form Anne Rice to Tom Clancy and Dan Brown to Kahlil Gibran. My taste in music is just as eclectic. I love museums and tractor pulls as well as classical concerts and plays. But all of these are so much more fun with the right person to share them. I am optimistic that there is a man out there who is searching for the same. Please be either employed or retired with time and funds to travel. (Retired is NOT the same as unemployed). Please please be over 53 years old. I never had children and am not looking for a younger man. It just saves time if we are honest about these things. I believe it was W B Yeats that said "Truth is beauty and beauty truth and that is all ye need to know in the world". I am very affectionate and love to try new and sensual things. Am not afraid to explore, with the right mate, all that makes us feel good. However, if we cannot laugh then we are not doing it right. Looking For: My partner should be a man who is comfortable in jeans and a flannel shirt as well as a tuxedo. TABLE MANNERS ARE A MUST!!! My man must be willing to show affection in public as well as know when it is not appropriate. We must be able to laugh together at life and yet be sensible enough to know that we live in the real world. The man of my dreams must be able to know the difference between those who have their heads in the clouds and those who have their head up their A--. I guess You could say I am looking for a sensual, sensible, intelligent and patient man who will appreciate me for my mind as well as for my enthuiasm for life and it's many pleasures. Of course if he loves to kiss and cuddle then I shall be the happiest person on earth.