Jun 16, 2008
Congratulations to the people of the State of California on this historic day! How cool is it that Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin get to be at the head of the line? 55 years together. In their 80s. Legally married. Damn. How often have I heard people say "I know it's inevitable, justice always is; but I doubt it'll happen in my lifetime"? I'm so happy for them. And, truly, for all of us.
It really is a step toward that inevitable justice.
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I'm not really good at doing this, and this really was not made to be seen by every one.... I guess I just wanted it to be known. I was, and in a way I still consider myself to be, Jenny Runkles boyfriend at the time of her death.
I have no idea how to describe her to those that did not get the chance to meet her. All I know is that she did all the regular things that you would say about something so beautiful that seemed to be not for our world; she could light up the darkest room, She could make a stone smile, she had a great personality. She touched every and anyone in a way that left them feeling good, that there can and will be a good day, and that tomorrow would be even better, you just have to find it.
She sometimes felt that she was in over her head, but she wanted to be a lawyer to help those that didn't know the law. She wanted to work in refugee law soo bad, to give aid to those that could use it. She truly knew and felt, that as one person, she could make a difference in the world.
The money given out in her name is small, but those that are given this award should try to live as she lived. Know that despite all the studying that you as future lawyers will do, all the ding letters you might get, all the books that you will read,and read, and read, that there is time to stop and smell the roses, to see the good in the world, in your fellow man, in yourself, to dance like no one is watching, and to love like it won't hurt. This is my personal opinion on the merits that should be met by individuals that receave the award in the name of a truly wonderful human being who continues to touch me still.
Posted by: Christopher J. Brooks | Jul 6, 2008 2:55:20 AM