Sympathy request: my daughter (the married one) just came over to say goodbye before she moves 3,000 miles away. My first child. The very soul and light of my life. Hope to see you sometime soon, I say with more courage than I feel. Thanksgiving or Christmas, whatever works out best for the two of you. Sigh. Long interval of contemplation. Tears.
We honor what is true and beautiful, then are willing to fight for it. Right now I am very tearfully in the honoring part of that equation.