I've been thinking of updating for a good while -- I guess it's time.....
There is a French expression -- "mieux seul(e) que mal accompagne(e)". You could translate this either as "It's better to be alone than in bad company" or "poorly accompanied." Bad company gets me thinking of a group -- poorly accompanied makes me think more of a relationship.
I've been living by this adage for the past few years and find that it is true, having been poorly accompanied in the past. However, I'm still a hopeless romantic and believe that it is much better still to be well accompanied than to be alone.
That is my reason for being here, hoping to find someone that I can share life with -- with all of its joys and successes as well as its pains and failures.
Everyone of course remembers President McKay's statement that "No success can compensate for failure in the home."
I believe there is a corollary -- No failure really is one if home is a success. My feeling is that if a couple is united, determined, and truly love one another they will work to overcome any difficulty. Obviously my history suggests that I haven't been able to prove my corollary, but I want to find someone with whom I can try.
Another thing about me is that I would be labeled liberal in current day America. I used to joke 30 years ago when I lived in Utah, that anywhere else in the US I would be considered an ultra-conservative, but in Utah I was a flaming liberal. Over the years I've watched that joke fade as those who claim conservatism throughout the country have moved further and further into reactionary positions.
I do believe that we are our brothers'/sisters' keepers and that together we can choose to do things that we would be unable to do separately, and my views and choices reflect this.
Thanks for taking the time to look through this greeting. If you find you like it, I would be very happy to hear from you :)