My reverence for life goes well beyond those with two legs. We're all a little bit disappointed when our culture reminds us that so many forms of hate and bigotry are still with us. The political season brings a reminder that ignorance runs rampant.
The day will come when we all look back with heartbreak and remorse at the treatment of our friends with no voice of their own. It's obvious to me now that I won't live to see that day. I still celebrate the inevitability.
To be naive is to live with hope. War will end, love will flourish. It's two steps forward and one and 3/16ths back. All the hidden clues are in the Fats Domino records. Love just as hard as you can. Everything.