The Book of Love

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-

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 Again, the theme is Love.

2 thoughts on “The Book of Love”

  1. 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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