++ I need to update this profile, as I now live in Canada, and by the looks of it, will be working in the Northwest territory in the next few months, but for the moment, I am in the Brampton/Peel area. It would be fascinating to find someone who is either, willing to travel and accompany me in my adventures around the globe doing community work, or is patient enough to be able to be independent for months at the time while I engage in my contracts. I am not a traditional life kind of person, and have called many places home during the past few years. I am very uncomplicated, which is why my nomadic profession seems to compensate for that. Now, well into my 40s, it is a question of how long will I be able to do it, before I decide to become and retire as another 9 to 5 pencil pusher in some stale office. Time will tell. I am not against it entirely, but at this point, there is too much of the world to see and work with. I love the work that I do, and consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to make a difference wherever I am called to assist. I would be very interested in learning about others who may be interested in travelling where I travel, or take a passenger to work in communities she may want to help. I have no prejudice about where I go, much less about whom's community wants me to help. It is a big and beautiful world, with wonderful people full of potential, and it is always an honour to be allowed to contribute and learn from them, wherever that may be.
Having said that, it is clear that Canada is home at the end of the day. ++
“A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I seek a brave soul, an intelligent heart and a passionate mind. I seek for her who has the courage to stand up to life's adversities, and claim her man from the mob, rescuing him and her from the tragedy of living without the legacy of unconditional love. I seek for a life partner who believes in working on peace and love as the art of life..
My hope is to continue and find further inspiration to maintain my creative flow and sense of production wherever home may become.
As far as unique characteristics; I would have to say that it is my simplicity and care for it. The simple reason for choosing simplicity over the complex, is simply to be able to remain kind and mindful in order to be present and clear in mind and heart when trouble presents itself. Relationships introduce to us aspects of them that are part of a greater whole, and one has to be able to keep that in perspective to be able to help the person work thought their struggle. My last relationship was beautiful, with a ton of potential, but the unwillingness to share our pain that caused us to separate. A couple needs to be able to be open to accepting one another's love and troubles, and only in doing so, it will be able to find ways to bring joy where there is neglect, to bring peace where there is weariness, and bring love where there is pain.
I love critical though, wisdom, poetry and all that has to do with the wonder of humanity's interest about it's place in the world. I love to be around people who are imaginative, meditative yet engaged, and always look to appreciate others with empathy and compassion.
I guess that I should mention something about my physical appearance. Living in the tropics this past year has been great for me mentally and physically, and has allowed my body to increasingly heal from old sports injuries. Although I do like for a person to have a 'nice' looking body, what is of real importance is to have a healthy lifestyle. As of late, it seems that photography and swimming in the sea seem to be my favourite things to do, while also relaxing at home and in the community. My banana and passion fruit plants require a lot of attention, so my tropical garden is also wonderful for working up a sweat everyday and meditate a little while caring for my home. All in all, living in the Caribbean is like cheating, because if one eats healthy, one is due to work up a sweat throughout the day activities taking care of the garden, walking 20 minutes to the beach, getting around the towns, and just helping neighbors with different issues they may be having. I am always giving away free fruits and plants to the people, as there is no way that I can eat it all, and selling it is too much hassle for very little in return. I like seeing people smile when they get food and plans.
About the person that would interest me, as this is what people who check this things are mostly into. I can say that there are two criteria that come to mind. The first is that ideal scenario, where a great looking woman whose intellect and personality sweeps me off from my feet... yeah, too much to ask, as we all have our flaws and insecurities. I find it that the best relationships are those which allow for the mutual support and trust to sharing and overcome those insecurities and flaws with the other person. The second scenario, which is the most realistic, would be the one where a person can become a great friend and truly permit for a relationship to gradually develop. It is not essential to have a romance, instead, a great friendship that leads to a wonderful romance is most likely to last due to the respect for one another's individuality and unique contribution to the relationship.
There is also the question of choosing between Canada and My Caribbean home in Margarita Island. I am currently living close to the beach in the Island of Margarita, and here one does what the rhythm of the day calls for, meaning that the only stress that only exists is that of dealing with a garden of tropical fruit trees, and the degree to which one wants to get involved in the community and make a difference.
As an early teenager my family moved to Canada (after choosing between Switzerland, Nigeria, USA and Canada) and spent all of my secondary and post-secondary education becoming a Canadian. And as much as I identify myself as a Latin person, there is no denying that my identity has been shaped by the culture that surrounded me, regardless of my idea of my identity. So to make a long story short, living in the Venezuelan island as of the past two years has shown me that I there is a lot of Canadian in the ways that I see and interact with the world around me, so culture shock has been a routine experience here in the island.
Canada is a huge part of who I am, and it is a definite yes to going back and splitting my time between my two homes. I like the beach, the weather and the relaxed coastal culture down here, while also enjoying the brilliant Canadian cultural diversity in the larger cities, the Rockies, the great lakes, road trips to small odd towns, and city living.