Millions of people around the world are celebrating at LGBT Pride parades this month. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight folks are dancing on pulsating floats, riding on roaring motorcycles, sharing activist messages, and showcasing their most flamboyant finery. And many, many of these people are religious.
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty,
admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge,
meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life
is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life
is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”—Mother Teresa
“Just because I laugh a lot, doesn’t mean my life is easy.
Just because I have a smile on my face every day, doesn’t mean
that something is not bothering me. I just choose to move on,
and not dwell on all the negatives in my life. Every new
moment gives me the chance to renew anew. I choose to be
I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no human limitations. To speak without regret or fear of consequence. To talk for hours and about what’s really important in life.