I wanted to reach out a small hand to give a hug or a hand to hold to any of you who need it after the heartbreaking vote on gay marriage in Maine yesterday. It is a harsh reminder that the battle for marraige equality is still uphill, but for me today it was also a reminder of why we will keep fighting, no matter how long it takes to reach justice.
For now, I’ll leave you with a small poem that has been running through my head all day. It’s a snippet of a hymn that Amanda posted last Christmas, and has lived on a post-it on my desk ever since. And today, it seems like the best thing thing I can offer:
Love shall be our token;
love be yours and love be mine.
Love to God and to all men,
love for plea and gift and sign.
(And Washington, Thank You.)