Newly-single GWM who is (trying to be) more than "just" gay, and white and male. Still learning & still trying to determine what makes me, me after "living" the first 3/4 or so of my life in the closet. I am discovering, little-by-little, that the answer to Cher's musical question, "Is there life after love?" is "Apparently so...". That answer, however, comes with an important codicil: it doesn't mean that it'll be easy or heartbreak-free; as the old Lynn Anderson song goes--none of us is "promised...a rose garden".
There are many little quotes, sayings, and other little bits of wisdom that have helped me to understand my life just a little better. A soupçon of which follows:
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” --Maya Angelou
"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you're not." --Denis Waitley
To Mr. Waitley's point, I am also beginning to see that sometimes the greatest hindrance to a joy-filled life is the person living that life because we believe we don't deserve it...but we do...ALL OF US do.