A friend, on marriage:
It’s why people get married, to have someone around who’ll enjoy telling you the things you don’t want to hear.
Or, conversely, who learn not to.
Attention California voters: Proposition 8 is about discrimination, fair and simple. Vote NO on Prop 8.
This is why every single potential supporter of Proposition 8 should be looked square in the eye and asked if they are truly and seriously ready to say that that they personally are prepared to destroy already existing, already legal marriages — if they are truly and seriously ready to say that they know better than the people in a marriage whether that marriage should be allowed to exist — if they are truly and seriously ready to say to two married people, “you two don’t deserve to be married, and I intend to kill your marriage now.”
There are so many words and photographs I want to share with you about Scotland, but I am a perfectionist and so those will take a while to percolate. Yet something monumental happened during our trip, and I do not want to wait any longer to share it.
When I shared it with a friend yesterday, he told me how happy he was for me, “…particularly remembering where you were, lifewise, less than two years ago. Things Get Better. A lesson for us all.”
Things Get Better, better than I had ever hoped. This beautiful ring from my beloved symbolizes the start of our second chapter, during which we prepare to become husband and wife.