What a fantastic email!! I really appreciate your honesty and how you speak straight from the heart, very refreshing :).
It certainly gave me some insight into who you are and what is important to you.
I could tell you more about my profile name but i guess discoveries would make it a lot better.
There was much that I could relate to in the context of what you enjoy doing, your value systems, and what you look for in a relationship.
It was a very wonderful read.
I am sorry over your dads health condition and wont mind to play a game of chess.
I adore the picture you paint in regards to your boys, a close and loving family.. I am extremely close to my beautiful daughter Carol, we talk almost every day and she is also my best friend!
Carol being the sweetheart she is encouraged me to seek 'love' on the internet. She cares about my happiness albeit with some reservations that life might change for her if I was in a relationship. With life and hopes and dreams ahead of her I don't think she can really understand the emotions of being alone again later in life. All that really matters is that kids are happy but - yes I have to say that I still sometimes crave the feeling of being in love and feeling a rush of emotions wash over me when I think of that special person.
You sound like a very romantic person and after reading your email, you made me think of movies that I have seen and love like 'The Note Book', 'Love Actually', or Pretty Woman & Chocolate. I would love to meet that special person where you just gel and can share everything and just be yourself; I think when you find that then everything else just falls in to place :)
Like you I live in the present and future but know that the past has shaped the person I am. All my life I have been sensitive - I connect very much on an emotional level with those I meet and seem to have an ability to allow stories and feelings to be shared. It has been said that I over analyse people and situations - which may be true in part but genuinely with a view to understanding feelings rather than simply because I can.
I am a shy but quietly confident person - appearing breezy, relaxed and calculated, the right music and company I could dance all night.
I work as an engineer/project manager as mentioned and have worked in a variety of international building projects over the years. I have a strong work ethic.
I am romantic and tactile. I love the idea of meditating before a long drive to anywhere just because we can. Holding hands is an underestimated pleasure that I love. As mentioned briefly I am a Christian and it helps me to focus on being a kind and respectful person.
I say my morning and evening prayers for my own life, my family, friends the deceased and any other requests! I have been praying recently for a 'special woman to enter my life'. I just know that this I need for my life - to be the best I can be - to share a vision of the future with...to love...
I am rarely bored. I love to do so many things but how I just adore being outdoors, listening to the birds, looking up to the stars on a clear night, a rainbow, the flash of a fox a dawn. I recall that in the south of France a flock of flamingos flew overhead at dawn and it made me smile. Nature is exceptional. Nature is twice as exceptional when you are sharing the view or the sound or the feelings of the day with someone you love. This, I miss very much. Like I said I am a sensitive creature.
I can't wait till someone "wants me selfishly to herself" I am ready for love and a relationship that is genuine and sincere and is serious enough not to be playing games with one another. Yes I am looking for a long-term relationship. I think we are on the same page. I believe a good relationship is good for the soul. I also believe in marriage despite what this cynical world can project. I always try to see the good in life and in people. I am looking for honesty, fun and good communication in a relationship. I am a pretty passionate person who has a strong sense of who I am and where I am going.
I am an eternal optimist for the most part. That's not to say I don't get sad or down, but rather am able to pull myself up. There's always a happy place to get to. I try to learn from the things I do wrong, or things that happen. Even when things don’t work out and hurt quite a bit, I learned a lot about love and about myself, so something good is always found in any situation, and for that I am thankful. I think that when I do find the right person that I am supposed to be with, she will be very very lucky. I have a lifetime of love to give, and my heart is whole. My loyalty and devotion, once handed over, will be fierce. And I will look forward to the time of our lives with pure joy and excitement.
Now, on to lighter stuff, I love surprises. Both getting and giving. So it would be a real shame if the woman I will be with doesn't like surprises-lol. I love to cuddle, but I guess most men do. On a rainy Sunday, perhaps, cuddled up by the fire, under the old quilt my mom made. Reading, or listening to music, or watching a movie. Maybe this popped into my head because yesterday would have been perfect for this lol.
Sometimes on a Saturday when the day is lovely and sunny, I will drop everything and just take off for a drive. Anywhere and nowhere. I'll pop in to any farmer's market I see, or flea market, or flower market. I'll drive just to see the beauty of the scenery. I have the radio on really loud, and the sun roof open if the day is warm..
I have written too much, I always do. I am very trusting; I just look for the best in people. I have seen so much 'potential' in you!! On paper - you are probably as close as could be to perfect that I could imagine. The future is yet to be written.......here's hoping.
The last thing I want to add before I end this email is to tell you again how good it feels to know you're thinking of me and am here thinking of you. Whenever I pause at work or get frustrated with something, I can stop and think of you and smile.
Hello Mirinda,Yet again your email has left me feeling quite dreamy, thoughtful, giddy and a few other emotions that I had forgotten I had. What ever the outcome I think we are writing an epic of sorts. It feels a bit movie like - or is that just me being a hopeless romantic?I am enjoying every minute knowing you and looking forward to your next email also...and yes hopefully looking forward to having a lot of grand kids.....keeping fingers crossed.And also i assure you i am no 15yr old trying to get your attention.........I do wear my heart on my sleeve, I'm generally very open. I like communication - sharing thoughts and feelings. I see you as similar and it touches me.I feel like a school boy again and enjoy this feeling so much.I'm pleased you feel that we are both looking for the same kind of relationship. I believe that trust is possibly the platform for a good relationship. In a relationship I am capable and independent but need to feel close through communication - whatever shape or form that needs to be. I have never understood the couples who holiday apart. For me it's about being close, enjoying intimate time together, and being selfishly wrapped up in each other. A relationship for me is about a woman filling any room with her presence and character - looking on with total adoration. I'm not interested in shallow flirtations or needing meaningless attention. When I fall in love again - it will be completely and need this from a partner. I have reached a stage in life where there can be little compromise. Oh dear - no pressure then!To love is to be loved back. I do have so much love to give and sense that you are feeling the same. I feel really lucky to have connected with you and hope that what exists via e mail can extend to moreWithout feeling the need to flatter you too much, I can tell you that you stood out from the crowd with your warm smile and beautiful words.And yes!! i do like my new name MAGIC......lolAfter we emailed each other yesterday, I watched a movie (one my Mom lent me and made me promise to watch). It was "The Blind Side" and it was excellent. It was a real feel good story, so the evening was all about feeling good - a really lovely email from you and then the movie. I'll went to sleep happy, though i was thinking of you getting up about the time I crawl into bed. Another thing I did before starting this message was to open my email - lol - I guess I needed to do that to be able to write and send one! :) Anyway, I get a daily horoscope, and this was today's: "The perfect relationship seems like the ultimate enigma to you.It feels like everyone else can figure out love, so why are you in such a conundrum?Guess what? No one fully understands the ways of the heart.The puzzle itself is the fun part, not the solution. " That was just so appropriate to read today, because the first part is what I feel like and the second part was reassuring. I’m very interested in you, don't get me wrong! I am. Really! I've not met anyone I've been as interested in getting to know better. I tell you these things because I want to be honest with you and I ask that you let me grow into this, even if it's a bit faster than you. I think I'll be worth the wait :)This is the time we can learn to be friends first, and I want to be friends with you as much as anything else this can grow into for us....and once again i assure you,i am for real...I just got up this morning although a bit early and trying to get ready to start my day,so i I will put on a black and white classic now - probably - Casablanca and get dreamy while I hopefully fall asleep and dream of you. Yoko Ono once said that being in love with John Lennon was another word for feeling 'relaxed' with him. I like the analogy - thought provoking. Talking to you is feeling relaxed. Thanks for sharing and being interested. It's very uplifting for the spirit. And yes, I am thinking about you and smiling. I have to keep referring to the profile to remind myself of your smile....your eyes.....well, everything really ...xI hope you had a lovely sleep and i will be sending you warm wishes and hugs across.Can’t wait to hear from you.Hopefully this time i can get to know how you spend your weekends and what makes you smile.
Hugs, StevenP.S I attached a song to help you start your day and some recent pictures.