I Love an Intricate MindI've always known this to be true for me. Long have I enjoyed relationships with people far more intelligent than myself, not arrogant or pretentious, but witty, smart, stimulating, as this group states.
As I think about the close friends I've had and still have, even ones I've met recently on EP, they all have that particular ability to stimulate my mind - whether it be through thought-provoking conversations, witty banter, sarcastic barbs, beautiful words strung together or humorous anecdotes. I enjoy spending time with people who can make me laugh, make me think but also just allow me to be - that comfortable silence shared by good friends after good conversation. Time passes quickly when I'm with such friends, and I value the time we spend together.
An intelligent mind able to expertly weave words and sentences together is incredibly sexy and compelling to me, much more so than text speak (which I abhor) or some of the other, shall we say "interesting" messages I'm sent. The more of those types of messages I receive, the more I think about the story below written by someone much wiser than me:
"Tease me with your mind, and the flesh will follow. Make me smile, and my resolve will weaken. Challenge my beliefs, and my mind will open. Teach me something new, and my thoughts will deepen. Explore new ideas, and our bond will strengthen. Make me laugh, and my heart will soften." EP Link
I could never have said it better myself.