Nov 17 2008

The Book of Love

Published by at 5:49 am under culture of love,Monday videos

I have written in the past about the power of love. Keith Olbermann gives a tour de force editorial on why this culture is needed in the world as a response to the passage of California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage. You can see it, and see the transcript here –>  Olbermann: Gay marriage is a question of love – Countdown with Keith Olbermann- msnbc.com

At the end of his comments, Olbermann said:

This is the second time in ten days I find myself concluding by turning to, of all things, the closing plea for mercy by Clarence Darrow in a murder trial.

But what he said, fits what is really at the heart of this:

“I was reading last night of the aspiration of the old Persian poet, Omar-Khayyam,” he told the judge. It appealed to me as the highest that I can vision. I wish it was in my heart, and I wish it was in the hearts of all: So I be written in the Book of Love; I do not care about that Book above. Erase my name, or write it as you will, So I be written in the Book of Love.”

Edited Later: See also this video from the weekend march in Seattle from Ashley and Thomas
http://vimeo.com/2259354. Again, the theme is Love.

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “The Book of Love”

  1. ashleyon 17 Nov 2008 at 6:20 am

    Hi Nancy,

    Here’s a video we made from the rally/march on Saturday… echoing the power and presence of love.

  2. Nancy Whiteon 17 Nov 2008 at 8:21 am

    Ashley, thanks for sharing that. I’m watching it. Again.

    It is so politically incorrect to talk about love in lots of my arenas of work. But when I finally get up the guts and do it, there is a significant number of people in the room who smile and begin breathing in a different way. This is particularly challenging working in the technology or science domains.

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