The humble journey of a shy & devoted daughter on a voyage of self discovery. Guided by an enlightened human spirit, on a sea of love, provided by wonderful parents & true friends, who have all so kindly held out their hands & all touched my heart. Always trying her best to do the right thing for her family & friends. Life for me is like drawing without an eraser. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essentially invisible to the eye.
We are everywhere. I try to tell people that, but they don’t seem to believe me.
At the beginning of our journeys people see where you came from. In many ways, people tend to see where you were more than where you are. In another year, you will be even further on that journey - will they notice then?
We are Doctors and Lawyers and Programmers. We are that woman at the gym, the woman in the grocery store.
People see the extreme examples; people beginning their journey; people who aren’t even on the journey. From this small sampling they think they know us all.
We are the mothers dropping kids off at school. We are your brothers’ girlfriend.
Not all of us are tall. Not all of us go to wild clubs. Not every one of us could have played football in school.
If you knew us ‘before’ you may not have thought we were gay. Or maybe you did.
We are writers and poets, drummers and speakers, dreamers and engineers.
We are not an invading force. We don’t all know each other.
We are not after your children. There is no recruitment effort.
We are teachers.
We did not make a choice; this is not an affectation. This is not for ‘kicks’.
Not a third sex - Not a eunuch.
We have desires like anyone else: health, companionship, community, security, wholeness.
We have self worth. We have insecurities.
We want to be ourselves and be accepted as ourselves.
We are everywhere, really.
But, above all else....We just are!
The golden rule of conduct, therefore, is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall see Truth in fragment and from different angles of vision~
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. "~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart."
- St. Francis of Assisi
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do"
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't"
"Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world"
"I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision"
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you will be criticied anyway. You will be damned if you do & damned if you don't.
Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
I could not at any age be content to take my place & sit in a corner by the fireplace & simply look on.
I think some how we learn who we really are & then live with that decission.
If someone betrays you once, its their fault; if they betray you twice, its your fault.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Justice cannot be done for one side alone, but must be for both.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all your self.
Life was meant to be lived & curiousity must be kept alive.
One must never for whatever reason turn his back on life.
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly & without fear for newer & richerr experience.
You gain strength, courage & confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you cannot.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly & courageously. This is how character is built.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.-Danny Kaye
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.-Hans Christian Anderson
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.-Marie Curie
Once more my dear friends unto the breach.-William Shakspeare
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.- Maureen Dowd
All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.- Walt Disney
The hard way is the right way- John Alves
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.- Virginia Woolf
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today the way you are.