What a sweet, profound piece of writing!!
One of our favorite soulful songstress’ Fiona Apple is on the verge of making a “comeback” (where did she go??), but a letter she wrote 12 years ago has been making the virtual rounds due to its pertinent content.
Let us illuminate the facts: A 16 year old student called Bill Magee wrote a note to a then 22 year old Fiona - fresh off the release of her second album - to see if she would show her support for his High School’s Gay-Straight alliance.
This is what he got back in response:
I got your letter a few days ago, but this is the first chance I've had to sit down and write (it's my day off)
Of course, I'd love to help - sign me up. As far as a few sentences go, here's what I've got - I hope it's OK:
It's hard to conjure up some new profound way of commenting on this issue - I'm so tired of it being an issue at all, and I suppose I'm lucky, because I see the truth so clearly. All I know I want my friends to be good people, and when my friends fall in love, I want them to fall in love with other good people. How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation. A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love another - to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness' sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation; there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much.
It’s a simple sentiment, yet seems to be so difficult for some people to grasp. We wish more celebrities were willing to lend their voices to causes they believe in…every little bit helps!
What do U think of Fiona’s letter??
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