"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." That quote, and the wonderful book it’s from, have been very significant for me since just prior to when I turned 40. Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has really changed who I am and my approach to life, and I absolutely embraced entering my 40’s. I saw it as a rebirth and renaissance, and I now try to be as much of a beginner and not so much an expert as possible. Now here’s the part where I have to give a nutshell description of me and self-proclaim things (insert cynical & sarcastic eye roll here). Film, theatre, book, music, ethnic & cultural diversity, classic comedy geek/lover, arts & culture vulture, wannabe rock & blues singer (at karaoke) and gourmet cook, yogi, Library Assistant, quirky, passionate and spiritual (too self-help guru?). To use film and literary references, I guess I could be classified as a combination of Groucho Marx, Mr. Spock, Ponyboy from The Outsiders, one of my all-time favourite novels, and the guys in High Fidelity, the novel and film. Hoping to meet someone likeminded for partnership on each other’s journeys. Unless, of course, either Naomie Harris, Sarah Silverman, Ayesha Dharker or Ivana Santilli accepts my marriage proposal!