"The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours" -Alan Bennett
Sometimes at the worst time something happens to make things all well again. Sometimes when I am out smelt fishing, just when it looks as if it will never brighten up, the sky clears, the ice turns a dazzling blue, and rays from the sun drop down onto our shoulders.
"…if there’s anything wrong, any threat to the sanctity of marriage in America, it comes from those of us who have the privilege and the right, and we have abused it for decades.
We have nothing to fear from [marriage equality]. We have nothing to fear from people who are committed to each other who want to share their lives and protect one another in the event of sickness, illness, or death. We have nothing to fear from love and commitment.”