Hi Hart Beat. I have another letter for you from my favorite site Letters of Note. I read this letter a while back and still think of it from time to time. I searched for it tonight on my computer so you could read it and think about it too, Hart Beat. This particular letter comes with a little backstory that I’ll share from the original site.
“Back in 2000, a teenage Fiona Apple fan named Bill Magee decided to approach the singer after a gig and hand her a letter. In it, the 16-year-old spoke of his school’s gay-straight alliance — of which he was a member – and asked if she could possibly reply with a sentence or two in its support. The next week, the following handwritten letter was delivered by FedEx to Bill’s house.”
I got your letter a few days ago, but this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write (it’s my day off)
Of course, I’d love to help — sign me up. As far as a few sentences go, here’s what I’ve got — I hope it’s OK:
It’s hard to conjure up some new profound way of commenting on this issue — I’m so tired of it being an issue at all, and I suppose I’m lucky, because I see the truth so clearly. All I know is I want my friends to be good people, and when my friends all in love, I want them to fall in love with other good people. How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation. A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love to another — to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness’ sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation’ there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much.
P.S. Right on for doing this, Bill.