Friday, November 29, 2013
Thought for the Day, #67
Next to accepting themselves and overcoming self-loathing, the single greatest challenge most gay men experience is finding a partner.
In my reading, I read these quotes from Andrew Holleran, well-known writer of the seminal Dancer of the Dance, published in 1978:
A friend of mine told me that a psychiatrist in New York once told him that whenever anybody walked into his office and said, "Oh, I want a lover and I can't find a lover," he'd say, "Oh, stop it. If you wanted a lover, you'd have a lover."
In the end, the people who don't have lovers fundamentally at some level don't want one. And so don't bitch about it.
Quotes taken from "Andrew Holleran," Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers, Philip Gambone, p. 179.
What do you think? Is there some truth to Holleran's assertions?