A Dream Within A Dream

In the hopes that the California high court will do the right thing today.

Remember how amazing those few crazy weeks were? Remember the lines of happily married couples parading out of city halls in Massachusetts and San Francisco? We can’t forget how uplifted we all were in those moments, how incredibly light the world suddenly seemed. That was a moment of hope. We’ve had so few of those these last few years.

The Lovers

Look how each becomes gift and giver:

their veins with nothing but spirit flow.

Look how their forms like axles quiver,

round which revolving raptures glow.

Thirsters, and straight there are draughts for their drinking;

wakers, and look, they are sated with sight.

Let them, into each other sinking,

rise, surviving each other’s might.

Ranier Maria Rilke

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