Stand Create

“Of all the souls that stand create

I have elected One

When Sense from Spirit flies away

And Subterfuge is done

When that which is and that which was

Apart intrinsic stand

And this brief Drama in the flesh

Is shifted like a Sand

When Figures show their royal Front

And mists are carved away

Behold the Atom I preferred

To all the lists of Clay!

— Emily Dickinson

MADRID, June 30 – The Spanish Parliament gave final approval today to a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, making Spain only the second nation to eliminate all legal distinctions between same-sex and heterosexual unions, according to supporters of the bill.

The measure, passed by a vote of 187 to 147, establishes that couples will have the same rights, including the freedom to marry and to adopt children, regardless of gender.

In the end, I pray, I hope, I believe love never loses.

Many blessings on your marriages, fair lads and ladies of Spain.