There’s Only Yes

By November 20, 2008Blog

I went to go see a blackbox theatre production of Rent last night in London. I’ve been in love with that show since I was 15, it imprinted on my bones. Mad creatures of various sexualities living on the razor edge of life, loving and dying and making art. Little hungry baby Olga ate it up.
I always walk away from it with a huge heart. Then I came home and watched this:

And it feels like one continuous thread. Not being afraid of being over-sentimental, or too earnest, and acknowledging the basic impulse to love. Like Maya Angelou said, America is growing up. And seeing this commentator from MSNBC almost in tears over the parts of the country that are still holding back is insanely heartening.

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