Love is love …

words to love by

Love is love, and there will never be too much.

Those are the words a talented young singer named Fiona Apple penned in 2000 to a then 16-year-old high school student who had asked her to write a note for his school’s gay-straight-alliance. The full text of the letter can be seen in the image above.

Bill Magee, the student to whom the letter was written, explains how all of this came about on his blog.

“Quite frankly, 16-year-old me was much more interested in interacting with a celebrity than building an alliance between gays and straights, but Fiona took me at my word and wrote me this really sweet letter,” he notes. “The show was on a Friday, and I got this via FedEx the following Tuesday, and she even apologizes for it taking so long. For much of the 12 years that have passed since these events transpired, this has been the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me.”

Bill adds: “I’ve met her a couple times since, but I never got a chance thank her for taking some time out and being so thoughtful, especially for a lonely weirdo like me.”

You can read his entire blog posting here. And here is one example of Fiona’s musical work from the movie Pleasantville.

I decided to post this note because it says so much and it says it so very simply and clearly. It’s a powerful response to those who cannot get past bigotry and hatred.

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