I am the mother of an amazing 23 year-old son who happens to have profound autism. He lives in an excellent group home less than one hour from me. He has taught me endlessly about unconditional love & acceptance, & he has "always called me back from Hell to hear the harps plucked through the howl." As well, I am graced to raise a precocious, witty, handsome 12 year-old son named Ronan who is far more beautiful than I could ever deserve.
All my life I've been a writer of alliterative, visceral, hypnotic poetry & poetic prose. I'm also excruciatingly compassionate, communicative & recently I've awakened to the fact that I'm an Empath, which means that I can accurately read/sense other peoples' emotional selves, wounds & experiences. I have struggled w/ depression & anxiety in my life, however I'm wonderfully stable on medication. I adore being out in nature, camping, being sensual beneath the stars & I miss the ocean very much. India Imports-style clothing is my favorite, but I care not for expensive jewelry or nail polish & I like going barefoot. I find the shaving of body hair annoying. Hunting/slaughtering of animals makes me furious. I am bisexual & I hope to have opportunities to explore my sexuality further.
I am deeply spiritual. I mesh Christianity, Buddhism & Native American beliefs in a loving, affirming way. I also believe in reincarnation & Karma. I am, of course, always open to other peoples' views, however I have no patience for Evangelical churches & I am vehemently opposed to the racist, Apartheid-oriented government of Israel whose human rights abuses of Palestinians is egregiously appalling.
Thus having long been sustained & preserved by my own internal garden of words, and having near-persuaded myself that I have nothing left of use or beauty to offer this world, I am now meekly peering through a prism prisoned window, and all of you are gleaming and meshing like night rainbows, impossibly precious and so very real...
My dream is to take pottery-making lessons, however right now I'm a big fan of massively multi-player online games like World of Warcraft. I've also been known to play a certain zombie apocalypse PC game, don't tell anyone because I'm otherwise a non-violent, peace-loving person
I adore using Tarot cards and Native American Animal Medicine cards and I am working towards practicing yoga and bicycle riding daily. I long to spend more time in nature, camping, exploring, and I could hike rough terrain for hours out of sheer love for a mountain, however I'm not fond of walking/jogging in populated areas. My favorite city in the United States in New Orleans, specifically the French Quarter. Otherwise, having lived on the Oregon coast as a girl, I miss the ocean terribly. I also wish I could do more in the way of activism for human and animal rights. And because I have an adult son with autism I'll always have a fondness for helping children and adults with that condition. I'm also a frighteningly fine poet.
I dislike: Cigarette smoking indoors, anger issues, snoring (unless I really love you, then it's negotiable
, men who view my 12 year-old son as a problem to be tolerated only, shame-based people, certain mens' deodorant/cologne/stinky aftershaves, men who refuse to help w/ chores, being forced by a man to give oral sex, abuse/ killing of animals, right-wing bible-thumping nut-jobs, watching sports, eating meat, and the Israeli government.
I had a female shamanic healer work with me in a healing capacity on two occasions and these were among the most profoundly beautiful experiences I've ever had.
I would love to travel to Resurrection River in Alaska and to Ireland and to Patagonia someday, but I would be just as happy to see wild and beautiful places near to me. Relocating would be difficult for me, because I still visit with my adult son with autism in the Madison area 2x monthly, and because my 12 year old's father lives in Door County, Wisconsin.
ostly I want to raise a happy son and to be a good person and to nurture and grow through a stellar, fearless, even tantric intimate relationship with a man who wishes for a woman to grow old with. And forever to learn the things of the heart through touching in all the ways there are to touch and be touched. My favorite all-time books are Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and The Lover, by Marguerite Duras. If all else fails, I will go to Palestine (when my 12 year-old is grown) to serve with the International Solidarity Movement and I shall be of help in any way I can to the Palestinian people, even if Israeli bullets should kill me, which is very likely. Because I feel compelled to be a force of compassion and unconditional love on this Earth. Other than going to Palestine, I would love to help a no-kill shelter, a refuge for wolves and other wild creatures, or an animal rescue organization flourish....